Shocking case of human sacrifice in Kerala; 2 women beheaded
The gruesome crime has sent shockwaves across the state. Such a case of human sacrifice for financial gain and prosperity has not been reported before in Kerala.
A shocking case of human sacrifice has been reported in Kerala, where two women who had been reported missing have been murdered. A couple and an agent are in Kerala Police custody.
According to the police, an agent from Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district smuggled women from Kaladi and Kadavantra localities for a couple in Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district. The agent named Shafi and the couple -- identified as Vaidyan Bhagawal Singh and Laila -- have been arrested for performing ritualistic human sacrifice. The murdered women have been identified as Padma and Roslie. Roslie, a lottery ticket vendor, had been reported missing in August.
"The crime is very cruel. We have learnt that Bhagawal Singh, an Ayurvedic doctor, was facing financial troubles. Shafi has claimed that he received some financial benefit for providing the women for the ritualistic ceremony. Shafi was present at the spot when the two murders happened. The first case happened in June, while the second happened in September. The women were lured on the pretext of monetary gains for them. But what happened was totally different. The couple has confessed that they carried out the human sacrifice," Kochi City Police Commissioner Nagaraju Chakilam said.
According to preliminary information, the women were allegedly sacrificed under the belief that wealth and prosperity would be attained. Both bodies were buried. The body of one of the women has been found with her throat slit.
Such a case of human sacrifice for financial gain and prosperity has not been reported before in Kerala. The gruesome crime has sent shockwaves across the state. The police investigation ended up in Thiruvalla based on the mobile tower location of the woman. The agent reportedly lured the women and brought them to Thiruvalla.
Neighbours, who are still to come to terms with the crime, never suspected the couple could carry out human sacrifice. Ernakulam RDO and Kochi City Police team have rushed to Thiruvalla. Kochi City Police Commissioner Nagaraju Chakilam said the exhumation process is currently underway and is likely to go on till around midnight. He further said that there are "layers" to this crime that need further investigation; we have to wait for some more time to investigate.
It is reported that Shahib is the main conspirator in the case. He allegedly created a fake Facebook account and first met Bhagawal Singh from Thiruvalla. He allegedly convinced Bhagawal Singh through Facebook to go ahead with the sacrifice to get great benefits in life.