Religious leader beats elderly woman to death for causing bad luck to her 2 sonsBy Mason White 6:10 PM January 1, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
A religious leader said that she beat an elderly woman to death because she was responsible for her son’s bad luck, police in India said.
The Ghoti Police Department said that 65-year-old Budhabai Dore, was allegedly beaten to death in Nashik, after her two sons sacrificed her in exchange for good luck.
So far, police have arrested 10 people, including the two brothers in connection with the woman’s death.
According to the police investigation, the brothers, Kashinath and Govind Dore, consulted 42-year-old Bachchi-bai Narayan Khadke.
The brother’s sister, Rahibai Pingle, is a follower of the religious leader and persuaded her brothers to follow her advice. Khadke told the brothers that they had to sacrifice their mother and sister to turn around their lives.
The brothers brought their mother and sister to Khadke, and she beat the mother to death while the sister managed to escape.
Police arrested Khadke, who confessed to killing other women as part of religious sacrifices. She was charged with murder and attempted murder along with the two brothers.