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Indore: Advised by tantrik, family ‘sacrifice’ neighbour’s 2-year-old boy to become parents


Indore: City police on Monday arrested a man and his two wives for abducting and brutally killing a two-year-old son of their neighbour in Gautampura police station area. The accused did not have son and to have one, they killed the child on the advice of tantrik. SDOP Anil Singh Rathore said that two-year-old Yash, son of Sunil Keer, resident of Gadibillod village, was found dead in the courtyard of his neighbour, Dilip Bagri on July 10. The body had injury marks in neck and on face.

The police started investigation and suspected Bagri’s involvement in the incident. During interrogation Bagri initially tried to mislead police and repeatedly denied killing the boy. He even complained to senior police officials, alleging investigating police officials are harassing him.

However, police kept watch on Bagri’s activities and managed to collect some circumstantial evidences against him to detain Bagri again. During sustained questioning, he confessed to killing Yash.

He disclosed to the police that he has two daughters from his first wife, who died during delivery about 12 years ago. Later, he married Pushpabai of Billod village in Dhar to have a son. Pushpa gave birth to a son, but he did not live longer. After two years of the death of his son, he married Santoshbai of Nagda to have a son.

Meanwhile, he came in contact with a tantric, who advised Santoshbai to sacrifice a first born boy of a couple on Amavasya or Purnima to conceive a child. She informed Dilip and Pushpa about the tantric’s prescription, following which the trio prepared a plan to kill their neighbour Sunil’s son Yash. As per the plan, Santoshbai abducted Yash on July 9 when he was playing outside his house and kept him captive in their house. To mislead people, the accused Dilip even joined Sunil and other villagers in search for Yash. Later, he reached home and killed Yash by piercing pins on his face and neck after laying him down on the sand.