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Man kidnaps and slaughters 10-year-old boy as sacrifice to help his wife get pregnant

By Mason White 11:51 AM December 26, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly kidnapping a young boy and slaughtering him as a sacrifice, police in India said.

Uttar Pradesh Police said that they arrested the man identified as Durgesh, after being accused of sacrificing the 10-year-old boy in an attempt to help his wife get pregnant.

The boy identified as Pranshu of Pilibhit, was found dead and mutilated two days after he went missing. The child’s body was found by his father in a sugar cane field.

The father has not pressed charges of murder against the suspect, but police charged him after the results of an autopsy showed that the boy was murdered.

During police questioning, Durgesh confessed to killing the boy as a sacrifice in order to help his wife get pregnant. The wife of the suspect was also detained for questioning, but has not been charged with a crime.