Muzaffarnagar:  A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sacrificed by two occultists in Mukandpur village here, police said today.

The accused identified as Ramvir and his associate Monu were arrested yesterday, SHO VK Sharma said.

They had performed an exorcism rite on the minor, Kulvant, promising a woman of curing her infertility problems in lieu of Rs 20,000, he said, adding, police is searching the woman.

The boy was murdered by slitting his throat and his body was found naked in sugarcane fields on December 9, he said.

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