3-YR-OLD FOUND DEAD, HUMAN SACRIFICE...
3-YR-OLD FOUND DEAD, HUMAN SACRIFICE SUSPECTED
Phillaur August 5:
A three-year-old boy of Chhokran village near Phillaur, who had been missing since Friday was found murdered on Sunday night in a distributary near Atta village. Police suspect it to be a case of human sacrifice, as he was kidnapped the day there was a solar eclipse.
It has been learnt that Jaydeep Singh, son of Narinder Singh, had gone missing from near his home around 10 am on Friday. The parents and the villagers launched a search for him but without any success.
Late on Sunday, a person discovered the child’s body in a distributary near Atta and informed the police. Cops recovered the swollen body from the water and it was identified as Jaydeep. While a postmortem could not be conducted in the local civil hospital as the body had decomposed, it would be conducted at the Government Medical College, Amritsar.
However, police officers said it appeared the child was strangulated as his eyes had bulged out and some other indications also suggested likewise. Phillaur SHO Daljit Singh said while a case of murder had already been registered, police were working on the theory that it could be a case of human sacrifice, as he was kidnapped on the day of solar eclipse. The parents of the child were inconsolable as he was their only child and was born after 15 years of marriage.