In a horrific incident, a two-year-old boy, who had gone missing on August 22 from Chandrapur district, was sacrificed in a black magic ritual performed to find ‘hidden treasure.’ The shocking truth came to the light after the perpetrators of the crime confessed to the crime after being interrogated by the cops.
The boy, Yug Meshram, had gone missing from outside his house in Khandala village in Brahmapuri Tehsil while he was playing with his elder brother Harshal (4). Unable to find his son, Yug’s father Ashok Meshram lodged a complaint with Brahmapuri Police. The cops launched an intensive search operation to find Yug, whose decomposed dead body was found on Wednesday (August 29) in the haystack at Ashok Meshram’s neighbour Pramod Bankar’s house.
The police took Pramod and Sunil Bankar (another neighbor) in custody and started interrogating them. During the interrogation, the Bankars confessed to having sacrificed the boy in a black magic ritual performed in the wee hours of of August 22 to find the ‘hidden treasure’ in Gadchiroli. The Bankars were apparently of the opinion that because Yug had three whorls in his hair, he would be perfect for the sacrifice. The Bankars had planned to take Yug’s hair to a place near Armori in Gadchiroli, where they believe a hidden teasure is buried.
SP Maheswar Reddy has claimed that the Bankars initially wanted to dispose the dead in the Vainganga River but could not do so because the police was looking for Yug. The duo then hid the body in the haystack at Pramod Bankar’s house.
The police have booked Pramod Bankar and Sunil Bankar under relevant sections of the Anti Superstition and Black Magic Act and section 302 of the IPC.