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Man Beheads Granddaughter For Good Harvest

by | 28th, April 2009

beheads-granddaughterIN India, a grandfather has beheaded his 10-year-old granddaughter in the belief that sowing seeds mixed with her blood would yield a bumper crop.

And, of course, there is one less mouth to feed. It’s win-win.

In the tribal region of Sambalpur, 450 kilometres west of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa state, the IANS news agency sees Rajesh Hembram caught and handed over to police.

Hembram, who owned 1.2 hectares of farmland, planned to sow seeds mixed with the blood of his granddaughter on Monday on Akshaya Tritya, a day considered auspicious by Hindus, police said.

“He cut off his granddaughter Bernaka Kandulana’s head with an axe in a room when nobody was at home and drained her blood into a pot,” P.C. Nayak, a police inspector said.

“We found some seeds in a steel pot that were mixed with blood,” he said. Police said the man was arrested and had admitted his crime.

At least it is a crime…



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