07 January 2020
Balangir: Shockingly, a brother has confessed to sacrificing his 12-year old sister for the sake of ‘appeasing Goddess Durga for fulfilment of his wishes.’ The girl was missing since December 24 and the brother was interrogated on the family’s insistence.
The accused Subhoban hails from Salebarata village under Sindhekala police limits.
As per reports, Janani had gone to drop off Subhoban to nearest bus stop on December 24 but then never returned home. After failing to find her anywhere even two days later family first filed a Missing Persons report at Sindhekala police station.
The villagers alleged that the accused might have sacrificed his sister and demanded his arrest. They even gheraoed the police station on December 29. Following similar demand made by his family and since prima facie evidence pointed supported the claims, Subhoban was taken into custody and questioned.
The accused yesterday confessed to murdering his sister Janani Rana and also informed the police where he had disposed her. Police with a forensic team recovered Janani’s mutilated headless body and begun a probe. The accused was arrested and will be forwarded to court soon.
It is important to note here that Subhoban is out on bail for a similar incident that occurred about four months ago. In October 2019, Subhoban and his associate had sacrificed nine-year-old nephew of the latter. His mutilated headless body was found and Subhoban with his associate was arrested.
Being out on bail and repeating similar crime goes on to show the depth at which superstitions are ingrained.