Hyderabad couple arrested for beheading baby as sacrifice

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2018 11:31 IST

Hyderabad couple arrested for beheading baby as sacrifice .

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb 16 (ANI): The Hyderabad Police on Thursday arrested a couple for beheading a baby girl as part of a human sacrifice ritual during the 'super blue blood moon' on January 31 .

Kerukonda Rajasekhar, a cab driver, performed the rituals along with his wife Srilatha on the advice of a 'tantrik' .

As per Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M . Bhagwat, the couple was not keeping well for some time and on the advice of some black magician, took this drastic step .

The matter came to light when the head of the baby girl was found on the terrace of the cab driver's house in Hyderabad's Uppal area on February 1 .

"On February 1, 2018, we received a complaint about recovered of a head of a baby from dial-100, following which a team of police immediately reached the spot . An FIR was registered and the investigation was initiated in the matter," Bhagwat told ANI .

As per the Commissioner of Police during the course of the investigation, the accused tried to mislead the police by narrating different stories, but the DNA test revealed the truth .

The accused had allegedly abducted the baby girl while she was asleep beside her parents on a footpath . He also took the feeding bottle with nipple along with the baby for using it in black magic rituals .

Rajasekhar took the abducted baby to Musi river near Prathapsingaram and beheaded her . He dumped the torso into the river and carried the head in a polythene bag to home to perform the "kshudra pooja" (black magic) .

Both husband and wife performed the rituals in the living room of their residence, keeping the severed head at the altar .

After completing the rituals, the accused carried the severed head to the terrace and kept it in the south-west corner under the lunar eclipse moonlight and the rising sun . (ANI)