Delhi: Childless woman kills 3-year-old on occultist's advice
In a bid to become impregnated and have a child, a woman murdered a 3-year-old kid on the advice of an occultist, put his dead body in a plastic bag and disposed it on the roof of a building in Delhi's Rohini, police said.
According to the police, the woman (25), who has been taken into custody, said that she was undergoing a lot of pressure to conceive and was being sneered at by her in-laws which resulted in her approaching an occultist who suggested her to human sacrifice in order to please the gods, they said.
The woman then killed her neighbour's kid and put his dead body in the plastic bag, police said.
The accused woman told the police that she got married in 2013 but did not have a child despite consulting a medical expert. So she went to an occultist four years back at her native village in Uttar Pradesh who then told her to sacrifice a child if she wanted to conceive, police officer said.
The matter came to be known on Saturday after the missing boy's family approached the cops with a complaint following which a search operation was launched to find the kid, police said.
In the time of the operation, one of the cops saw a plastic bag on the roof of a building. When it was opened, the body of the kid with injury marks was found. Prima facie observation mentioned that the boy was asphyxiated, police officer said.
On the basis of the statement of the victim’s father, a case of murder was lodged. In the time of the investigation, family members, relatives and neighbours were interrogated and it was revealed that child was last seen with one of their neighbour, he said.
On being interrogated, the accused woman at first tried to mislead the police but later confessed that she had murdered the boy when he was playing alone on the roof, he added.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pranav Tayal stated that,"During interrogation, the woman said she was under a lot of pressure to conceive and was taunted by her in-laws and society. Therefore, she approached a occultist in Hardoi four years back who suggested her to sacrifice a child if she wanted to conceive."
"In sheer desperation to have a child of her own, she decided to kill her neighbour's son to make the almighty happy. As per the plan, on Saturday, when she found the child playing alone on the roof of the building, she went there and killed him," he added.