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10-year-old boy ‘sacrificed’ to cure local youth in Nawalparasi

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Shreeram Sigdel. 10-year-old boy ‘sacrificed’ to cure local youth in Nawalparasi. Himalayan Times, July 2015
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NAWALPARASI: In a bizarre incident, it has been revealed that a 10-year-old child was mercilessly hacked to death as human sacrifice to cure an 18-year-old boy, who suffered from health problems, in a village in Nawalparasi district recently.... One of the suspects, Kodai, reportedly told police that his son Bijay suffered some health problem on Tuesday and demanded that he had to be 'pacified with human flesh.' The teen Bijay had said so under the 'spell of a ghost that was driving him then,' Kodai claimed. Then, Kodai decided to offer the neighbourhood child to the god for the health of his son. He had lured the child offering him a packet of biscuits and a banknote of Rs 50, according to police. “Then I slaughtered him,” the man said at the press conference, confessing to the cold-blooded murder... The main suspect, however, said that he feels guilty of the incident. "We had not planned to offer that very boy," he said, "But, we found only him around that time."... 
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Shreeram Sigdel
Year published: 
2015
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July