In rural India, your neighbor’s superstitions could mean the death of your child

March 6, 2006

This article is not for the faint of heart. I have some experience with cadavers and so on but this makes me feel like vomiting anyhow. I’m putting most of the quote behind a tag…

The Observer | World | Indian cult kills children for goddess

Ten days ago Sumitra and her two sons crept to their neighbour’s home and abducted three-year-old Aakash Singh as he slept. They dragged him into their home and the eldest son performed a puja ceremony, reciting a mantra and waving incense. Sumitra smeared sandalwood paste and globules of ghee over the terrified child’s body. The two men then used a knife…

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