Bangladesh Man Beheaded to Redden Bricks Fortune teller calls for human sacrifice By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Mar 22, 2010 3:17 AM CDT 15 comments Comments A Bangladeshi man was murdered and his head cooked in a kiln to redden local bricks, cops say. (?visualpanic) (Newser) – A Bangladeshi man was beheaded in a bizarre ritual to improve a local brick business. When owners became concerned that bricks in a northern village were losing their sought-after reddish hue, a fortune teller encouraged a human sacrifice. Four laborers, following owners' orders, killed a 26-year-old fellow worker and baked his head in a kiln in an effort to redden the bricks. The workers have been busted and police are searching for the owners and fortune teller, reports the Telegraph.