JAMMU: Two persons, including the father of a four-year-old, have been arrested for allegedly sacrificing the young child to attain spiritual powers and eternal riches.
Shubham Sharma was strangulated to death by his father Raj Kumar alias Raju Baba of Kuldabi village (Sunderbani) on the advice of a tantrik Guru Madan lal alias Basha in February this year.
Acting on information about the death of the child and his subsequent burial in Bhero temple by his father on February 13 this year, police registered an inquest proceeding after registration of a case in this regard, officials said.
During the course of enquiry, the body of the deceased was exhumed for post-mortem after obtaining orders from the District Magistrate.
After receipt of medical reports which revealed that Shubam had died of asphyxia due to strangulation leading to cardiac arrest, a case for murder was registered against the duo in Sunderbani on August 13 and an investigation was conducted.
SP Rajouri, Mubassir Latifi said that after collecting all material evidences, police today charge-sheeted Raj Kumar alias Raju Baba and accused Madan Lal alias Basha and both were taken into custoday last evening.