Child sacrifice: Main accused arrested

Kendrapra: Police today arrested two persons including the main accused in child sacrifice case at Gokhapada village under Marsaghai police limits in Kendrapara district.

Choudhury Abinash Das alias Munna Choudhury and Baikuntha Das had brutally killed the seven-year old boy Bikram only to attain supernatural power, the police said.

Both have confessed to their crime during interrogation. Main accused Munna, who is a retired army personnel, got into the practice in a bid to become immortal and rich, police added.

“Munna Baba killed and sacrificed the child as he believed it will help in fulfilling all the wishes”, Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye said.

The family of the sacrificed child, however, demanded death penalty so that no other would dare to commit such heinous crime.

“They should be hanged”, Pratap Nayak, father of the sacrificed child, said in tearful eyes.
Meanwhile, irate villagers blocked the National Highway No. 5 demanding compensation for the family of the child and severe punishment for all the accused.