Morena: Anshul Gurjar (14), a student of Class 9 from Dondari village (Porsa) of the Morena district was kidnapped and killed. Accused made him blind in one eye and also cut off one ear.
Tantric, his minor son and 2 minors detained: The family alleges that Bhim Singh Joshi, the village tantric, had killed him for human sacrifice as part of a witchcraft ritual. On the other hand, SP Dr. Asit Yadav says that the murder has been done for ransom. Police have detained tantric, tantric’s minor son and two minor friends of the deceased after the boy’s family expressed suspicion.
Anshul received a call on his mobile at 4 in morning: The only son of Dindori resident Jitendra Singh Gurjar, Anshul used to go for running every day at 4 am to join the army. On November 17, at 4 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, a call came on Anshul’s mobile that Yogendra sir (retired army personnel who prepares for army recruitment) is calling to run.
Boy did not return till evening: Anshul left the house early in the morning and did not return till evening. On Monday, Anshul’s father lodged his missing at Nagra police station. When the police investigated, Anshul’s body was found buried near the tubewell of tantric Bhimsingh Joshi in the evening. He was strangled to death.
Tantric had been performing witchcraft rituals for 6 years: For six years, the tantric claimed to treat the childless couples and drive away ghosts at the Bijasen Mata temple in the village. Four months ago people had driven him away from the village. After this, he used to do tantra-mantra at the tubewell on his farm.
Suspects are being questioned: Dr. Asit Yadav, SP, Morena, said the student was abducted to recover the ransom. He was murdered when things did not go as planned. Tantric and three minor boys are being questioned, Yadav added.