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Man, who sacrificed child to god, held

Janakpurdham, May 30 : Police have made public a man arrested on charge of sacrificing a child in the name of god amid a press conference in the district police office in Dhanusa, today. 

Shatrudhan Mahato, 55, of Mithila municipality-6 has been accused of killing Samir Kumar Sah, two-and-a half-year-old son of Shambhu Kumar Sah, of the same village as a sacrifice to god. Mahato lured and abducted Samir Kumar on May 6 evening while he was playing in the courtyard of his house. The family of the child was away when the abduction took place.

Mahato held the child hostage in his house before sacrificing him the following morning, said the police. He slit the throat of the child. 

Following the murder, Mahato buried the body of the child in the farmland behind the house of the child, according to the preliminary investigation of police. 

Mahato, who admitted to the murder, is reported to have been learning skills of Dhamijhakri (traditional healing) for the past two years. Mahato having treated the child through his traditional healing power from time to time in the past helped him lure the child and commit the crime, said the police. 

A team from the district police office arrested Mahato acting on a complaint lodged by grandfather of the deceased child. The police also seized a sharp weapon, a vest, a shawl and a dhoti that Mahato had worn during the murder from him.(RSS)

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