‘Murder, not child sacrifice’

TIRUPUR: Days after a three-and-half-year-old child was found murdered under suspicious circumstances near Palladam, police on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of child sacrifice. Pol

Published: 24th May 2012 02:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:31 PM   |  A+A-

TIRUPUR: Days after a three-and-half-year-old child was found murdered under suspicious circumstances near Palladam, police on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of child sacrifice.

Police also suspected the involvement of some local residents in the case. The body of the victim, Naveen, a resident of Kammalapatti near Palladam, who reportedly went missing from home on Sunday, was later found near an irrigation canal with severe head injuries. Police were yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder, which was feared to be a case of human sacrifice.

Palladam DSP Sureshkumar ruled out the possibility of a child sacrifice. “The brass plate and some other things (found at the scene) were old and dumped before the murder. The child died due to severe head injury. It was clearly a murder and looks to be the handiwork of some of the local villagers. Moreover, there was no movement of outsiders in the village on the day of the incident,” he said.

Inquiry has been conducted with around 10 persons. “Due to the lack of cooperation from the victim’s parents and the locals, we could not get any clues,” he said.

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