MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has transferred the murder of a three-year-old girl, allegedly for human sacrifice, to the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) in Madurai district.
It was contended that the sacrifice was made in the belief that it would enhance the business of a private granite quarry, PKS Quarry, but that the Othakadai inspector of police and the investigation officer had failed to include the quarry owner in the list of accused. Justice M S Ramesh accepted the contention and directed the CB-CID SP to appoint an officer not lesser than the rank of Inspector, who would submit his final report within three weeks.
In a petition, P Ravi of Melur in Madurai said that his daughter was kidnapped by one S Ravi on July 7, 2008, and taken to PKS quarry where her head was allegedly crushed before she was offered as sacrifice. Her body was thrown into the Periyar-Vaigai irrigation channel and found in the Nattarmangalam channel near Vannarmadai.
“The Othakadai police first registered the case as “suspicious death” and later altered it to include Section 302 of IPC after receiving the post-mortem report. Though the sacrifice was made for the prosperity of PKS Quarry, its owner was not arrested.”