Boy murdered for black magic in Chikkajajur

Boy murdered for black magic in Chikkajajur

The body of a four-year-old boy, who had gone missing since March 16, was found here on Wednesday morning. It is suspected that the boy was murdered for black magic.

The victim C Abhilash is the son of U M Chandrashekharappa and Shilpa of Kadur village near here. The child did not return home from the anganwadi on Friday. Abhilash's parents and relatives had searched for him everywhere. There were rumours that the boy had been kidnapped for the purpose of black magic.

The boy's body was found in a quarry in the village. Abhilash's face had been burnt and there were burns due to acid on his right limbs.

The boy's parents alleged that the Chikkajajur police had not conducted a proper search for him.

DH News Service