Tamil Nadu: Man kills teenage daughter, believes sacrifice would bring wealth, baby boy
A man in Tamil Nadu is said to have murdered his 13-year-old daughter in cold blood in a Pudukottai district village last month, hoping that the sacrifice would bring him wealth and a baby boy.
A the man is said to have murdered the teenage daughter, on the advice of a sorcerer, who told him that the sacrifice would make him richer. The police have now launched a manhunt in order to find the man.
The man, Paneerselvam, and a few of his cousins have been taken into custody. They are being interrogated.
On 18th May, the victim went to fetch water from a well and did not come back. She was at last found near the well, with wounds on her body.
Initially, the police suspected rape, but a probe revealed that her father (Paneerselvam) who has two other daughters had murdered her after listening to an advice given by sorcerer.
The victim’s throat was slit, an investigators say.