Police probing human sacrifice angle in Thane children`s death
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 21:32
  
Thane: In a suspected case of human sacrifice, two children were strangulated to death and seven persons, including their parents, were arrested on murder charges from Nalasopara here.

According to police, Om Prakash Jaiswal (5) and his sister Ritika (2) were rushed to nearby hospital last night by their parents stating they fell down while playing in the house.

The duo, who sustained injuries, were declared dead by doctors last night, police said, adding subsequently an accidental death case was registered.

However, the post-mortem report today suggested the children were strangulated to death, police said.

The case was then converted as a murder incident and seven persons including the children's 29-year-old father Prakash, mother, grand parents, two uncles and an aunt were arrested.

Police said though the motive was not yet clear, they were probing if it was a case of child sacrifice. PTI COR VM AMAPolice probing human sacrifice angle in Thane children's death

Thane, Oct 16 (PTI) In a suspected case of human sacrifice, two children were strangulated to death and seven persons, including their parents, were arrested on murder charges from Nalasopara here.

According to police, Om Prakash Jaiswal (5) and his sister Ritika (2) were rushed to nearby hospital last night by their parents stating they fell down while playing in the house.

The duo, who sustained injuries, were declared dead by doctors last night, police said, adding subsequently an accidental death case was registered.

However, the post-mortem report today suggested the children were strangulated to death, police said.

The case was then converted as a murder incident and seven persons including the children's 29-year-old father Prakash, mother, grand parents, two uncles and an aunt were arrested.

Police said though the motive was not yet clear, they were probing if it was a case of child sacrifice.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 21:32


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