Father booked for ‘sacrificing’ minor to religious rituals

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Thane: A father of a 12 year old boy was booked for conspiracy and murder whose body was recovered from Khadavli river in Kasara at Thane for being involved in a suspected Human sacrifice case. Three women have already been arrested in the case a few days back.

Kalyan Railway Police which claimed to have solved the case, had arrested the boy’s stepmother Lata Kanjode (35), her sister Varsha Jadhav (25) and sister-in-law Latika Jadhav (30) in connection with the case.

The father of the boy has been charged under sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping) and 182 (giving false information) of the IPC.

The body of the boy was recovered from the river by policemen on being informed by the local fishermen. The body was found dumped in the river wrapped in a plastic bag tied to a bucket.

It is being suspected that the boy was brutally murdered by the step mother and his father so that they could spend a smooth married life.

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