17 Nov 2020
A childless couple in the 7 year-old’s village paid ₹ 1,000 to two men, who are neighbours of the girl, to perform an occult ritual so that the couple could have children. The two men allegedly kidnapped the girl on Diwali night. The men, drunk, first tried to rape her and then killed her, the police said.
The men’s uncle-aunt arrested for giving them money for it. Police say, “Parashram(uncle)had no child & had given money to his nephews to get her liver for the same”
After this, they allegedly extracted the liver from the girl’s body and took it to the couple as part of the ‘ritual’.
Some other body parts could also have been extracted, the police said.