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Maharashtra: Following black magic, neighbours sacrifice 2-year-old for ‘hidden treasure’

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Superstitions, myths, blind faith and black magic even in 21st century takes a toll over many Indians. A shocking incident emerged in Khandala village, Maharashtra, where a 2-year-old child identified as Yug Mahesh was sacrificed by his neighbours in the greed of ‘hidden treasure’ following black magic rituals.

Yug Meshram, son of Ashok Meshram, had gone missing on August 22 while he was playing along with his elder brother Harshal (4) at a distance from their home. The elder son returned home after playing, but Yug did not. When Yug was not found, their father lodged a complaint at the Bramhpuri police station.

According to the police sources, during the investigation earlier this week, they found Yug’s body hidden in a haystack behind victim’s neighbour’s residence. On further questioning, the neighbours identified as Sunil and Pramod Bankar spiled that they had been practicing Black Magic.

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Elaborating the details why the crime was committed, police revealed that the duo held the belief the child had three whirls in his hair and he was born with his feet coming out first (payalu) and hence was ideal for sacrifice.

“They smothered the boy on the night of August 23 after performing the black magic rituals. They wanted to dispose of the body in a nearby river however it had dawned by the time and due to a lot of public movement, they decided to hide it inside a haystack,” said officer Maheshwar Reddy.

The culprits have been booked under relevant sections of Anti – superstition and Black magic Act and section 302 of the IPC.