KATHMANDU: A 25-year-old woman on Saturday night has allegedly sacrificed a child to complete her witchcraft at a time when the incidents of torture against women for practicing witchcraft are on the rise.
Mahadevi Yadav, resident of Samanpur VDC-8, Rautahat sacrificed her three-year-old nephew Nitesh Kumar Yadav at the behest of her guru Chhabilal Yadav of Haraiya last night, District Police, Rautahat said.
The victim Nitesh Kumar Yadav had been staying at his maternal uncle's house for the last one month.
According to SP Thule Rai, Mahadevi had lodged a complaint saying that the boy had gone missing and after a few days she informed the police that she found the boy’s body.
After interrogating her over her suspicious information, the woman confessed to the crime, revealing that she beheaded the body at the altar after offering puja and threw the head into the Bagmati river while the torso was buried in the puja room, Rai informed.
Chhabilal and Yadav’s family members are at large while killer Mahadevi is in the police custody.
Police are conducting a manhunt for the culprit and investigating into the incident.