In a shocking incident which exposes cruel side of blind faith, a 55-year-old man was beheaded by an occultist group in Jharkhand for better harvest and rain.
Thepa Kharia is believed to have been killed by Orkas who bury human heads in farms as a part of their worship for better rain and harvest.
According to police, Kharia was alone at his home when a group of Orkas entered and beheaded him and sped away with his head. Not finding Thepa in the Sunday market, villagers broke open his house' door and found his headless body lying in a pool of blood, police officer Ajay Kumar Thakur was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
Orkas roam around the villages just before the monsoon and nobody in this area dares complaint against them. Police said the family of Kharia was forced to file an FIR.
This incident shows that the age-old ritual of human sacrifice for better harvest and rain is still prevalent in the state.
Jharkhand is reeling under heat wave with Palamau recording the highest temperature of 47 degrees celsius.