Haryana: Three-year-old killed by aunt; child sacrifice suspected
(Sourced from PTI)
A 3-year-old girl was killed allegedly by her aunt in a village in Haryana's Yamunanagar district, with police suspecting it to be a case of child sacrifice. The incident took place on Sunday when the accused woman, who is married and has two children, allegedly pierced a knife through the girl's throat, resulting in her death, police said. Here's more.
"During our investigations so far, the accused woman told us that she used to have dreams that evil spirits had gripped her. She told us that in her dreams someone told her to make child sacrifice to get rid of evil spirits," police said.
Yesterday, when the girl went to meet her aunt, she took her to a room, where the accused had kept some earthen lamps to perform some "puja", police said. The woman then grabbed a knife and allegedly pierced it through the child's throat leaving her in a pool of blood, they said. On hearing the child's cries, the neighbors rushed there.
The neighbors rushed the girl to a hospital where she was declared as brought dead, said Naveen, SHO police Station (Sadar), Jagadhri. He said the woman, along with her husband and children, lives in Ambala and had come to visit other family members two days ago. The accused woman, who tried to escape, was nabbed by local villagers and handed over to police.