Man beheads 2 sons on Diwali; cops suspect human sacrifice

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2016 08:26:47


Amravati Bureau,

AMRAVATI,

Nov 1,

The accused took his two minor sons to a farm, beheaded them with an axe and dumped their bodies in a trench in Chikhaldara tehsil

IN a suspected human sacrifice incident, a man beheaded his two sons with an axe and threw their bodies in 300-feet deep trench on Diwali day in Khadimal village, Chikhaldara tehsil of Amravati district.
Police got evidence that some Puja was performed near the spot. They are thus suspecting that it to be a case of human sacrifice. The accused, Sudhakar Bhau Sawalkar, has been arrested.
Sudhakar took his two sons— Akash (8) and Atish (6) to a farm when his wife and elder daughter were busy in household chores on Sunday afternoon. Sudhakar allegedly beheaded the two sons in the farm with an axe. He then threw their bodies in 300- feet deep trench at Dolardev jungle nearby and coolly returned home in the evening.
When his wife inquired about the sons, Sudhakar said that they were in the farm. But when both the sons didn’t return till late evening, his wife reached the farm along with father-in-law and brother-in-law and searched for them. When they quizzed Sudhakar about the children, he told them that both of them have died and fled from the village.
Villagers along with the mother, grandfather and uncle of the victims searched for the bodies the whole night on Sunday but in vain. They resumed the search next day and finally found the bodies in a trench in the evening.
Chikhaldara Police reached the spot after getting information and performed panchanama. Police shifted the bodies of victims to Churni village for post mortem.
A pall of gloom descended over the village following the unfortunate incident. Chikhaldara Police on Tuesday arrested Sudhakar from the jungle and booked him under Section 201 and 302 of the IPC and started a probe into the case.