Bolangir: In a most shocking and bizarre incident, headless body of a nine-year-old child, who was missing since October 13 was found buried under sand at Sundhimunda under Sindhekela police station in Bolangir district today.
Police reached the spot with scientific team and seized the body for post-mortem. The reason of the ghastly crime has not been immediately know, but the crime is suspected to be a case of human sacrifice.
According to police, Ghanasyama Rana (9) went missing on October 13. After a day-long search family members failed to trace him and lodged a missing complaint with police on October 14. The police also launched a search operation in the nearby areas and quizzed some local sorcerers suspecting human sacrifice.
However, his body with head missing was found today and family members identified him. Family members said they have no previous enmity with anybody.
Superstition like black magic and sorcery practice are prevalent in the area which raised apprehension of child sacrifice.