Police Arrest Farmers for Child Sacrifice
Indian men killed girl to appease gods: police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 2, 2012 7:29 PM CST
Two farmers in India were arrested for allegedly sacrificing a 7-year-old girl to the gods for a better harvest.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Two men have been arrested in central India for allegedly killing a 7-year-old girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to ensure a better harvest, police said today. Lalita Tati disappeared in October and her dismembered remains were found a week later, said Rajendra Narayan Das, a senior police officer in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state.

Police arrested two men, both poor farmers, last week and they told police they killed the girl to appease their gods and get a better harvest, Das said. Tati was walking home after watching television at a neighbor's house when she was kidnapped, Das said. The two men confessed to cutting her open and removing her liver as an offering. Das said the police had gathered enough evidence, apart from the confessions, to charge the two with murder. They would face life in prison or even the death sentence if convicted.

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Jan 11, 2012 11:51 AM CST
The Government of India ,I hold you responsible for this continued madness in your country. You can build the bomb but you have a horse shit educational system that can't educate your citizenry to bring them in to the 21st century.
Jan 5, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Murder in the name of religion. And atheists get the bad rap.
Jan 4, 2012 12:36 AM CST
Let the punishment fit the crime, cut thier livers out while there still alive.