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
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.