5-year-old sacrificed by tantrik in Mathura

Mathura: A five-year-old boy was strangled to death allegedly by a `tantrik` to appease goddess in Barsana area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Body of Heamant, a class 2 student of a private school, was recovered from a crematorium, police said. Hemant, son of Girdhari, went missing from his home in Gazipur village on Saturday, police said, adding that during search operation his body was found buried in the crematorium on Sunday night.

Some articles related to occult offering were also recovered from the burial site, said Deshraj Singh, station in-charge of the area. A case of murder has been registered against the accused.