Tribal man gets death sentence for child sacrifice

Tribal man gets death sentence for child sacrifice

Saroj Kumar Pati, Additional District and Sessions Judge of Kochinda in Sambalpur district, ordered the capital punishment to Rajesh Hembram, a tribal who had brutally murdered his seven-year-old granddaughter to use her blood in his agricultural field for better harvest.
The incident took place on April 26 last year in the tribal-dominated Adapathar village of the district. After his arrest, Hembram had confessed before the police that he had beheaded his granddaughter with an axe and collected her blood in a bowl to pour it in the field along with seeds.