Kendrapara, April 16: Two people were arrested in connection with the death of a child in Kendrapara district. Police suspected it as a case of human sacrifice. The child was found with slit throat on the bank of a river.
The accused are identified as Choudhury Abinash Das alias Munna Choudhury and Baikuntha Das.
Police said that the two allegedly killed the child to get supernatural power. They were practising black magic for last 10 years. Since sacrificing a human before the goddess or god is the final stage of the Tantra sadhna, they killed the 7-year-old child to get siddhi.
The child was found dead on the banks of Luna River on Tuesday night. The victim is the son of Pradip Naik of Gokhapada village. He had gone missing from his home on Monday evening. The accused had used a sharp weapon to kill him.
The locals of the area said that Munna Choudhury was worshipping Lord Hanuman installing an idol on a government land near the banks of the river. He along with two people was practising tantra to get rich overnight.