Family alleges Dera Baba sacrificed boy

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Old 30-Apr-2008
Family alleges Dera Baba sacrificed boy

Police on Monday exhumed and sent the body of a 13-year-old disciple of Dera Baba Bhairon for postmortem after his family alleged he was sacrificed on Sunday morning.

Sources said Amandeep alias Baba Parmnath had come to the Dera from Ahemadagarh a month back following some arguments with his family. On Sunday morning, Dera officials claimed Amandeep died of snakebite and reportedly buried him without informing the police. ‘‘My son didn’t die of the snakebite. Dera head Puran Nath sacrificed him,’’ Amandeep’s father, Kuldeep Singh, alleged.

Dera chief tried to scare us: Father

PAHERI/PATIALA: Kuldeep Singh, Amandeep’s father, alleged that when he Dera on Sunday and asked for the body, the Dera chief tried to scare him away. ‘‘He told us if we took the body, the child would turn into a ghost and trouble us,’’ he alleged.

The family went back to Ahemadagarh without the body on Sunday but returned on Monday after lodging a police complaint. ‘‘We have sent the body to Nabha civil hospital for postmortem. We will be able to say anything after we receive the report,’’ DSP Gurpreet Singh said.

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