Kin did sorcery, killed girl for property

Kin did sorcery, killed girl for property

 A land dispute in the family and sorcery are believed to have led to the killing of Ayesha (10), a resident of Magadi town in Ramanagaram district.

Magadi town police on Saturday detained seven people, including an astrologer from Bengaluru, in connection with the murder.  On Friday, a highly decomposed body of the fourth standard girl was found in a gunny bag behind a mosque in Magadi. The police had suspected that the girl had been sacrificed in a black magic ritual.

Police said, during interrogation, the suspects confessed that a property litigation between Ayesha’s father Mohammad Noorullah and his relatives made them commit the crime. The relatives approached an astrologer, seeking remedy to the land dispute as well as health problems plaguing one of Noorullah’s brothers. The astrologer advised them to sacrifice Ayesha, police said. She was abducted on March 1, but the murder came to light on Friday. Passersby noticed the body     and informed the police.

MLAs H C Balakrishna and Zameer Ahmed Khan met members of Ayesha’s family and handed over a compensation of Rs 2 lakh. They said they would request Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to order a CID probe to bring the culprits to book.

Drunk man murders wife

A man murdered his wife by hitting her head with an axe at his house in Sompur village near Sarjapur on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as Rajamma (35).

According to police, Rajamma was married to Anand for 15 years and the couple had no children. While Anand was a labourer, his wife used to work as a housekeeping staff at an office in Sarjapura. Anand was addicted to liquor and the couple used to fight frequently over this issue.

On Friday night, Anand returned home inebriated and picked a quarrel with Rajamma. In a fit of rage, he hit her head with an axe. Rajamma fell down and started bleeding profusely. Neighbours shifted her to a nearby hospital where she died after some time.

After coming to know of the incident, the police arrested Anand early on Saturday morning. He has been remanded in judicial custody,  the police added.


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