Media reports today indicated that the severed head and torso of a man was found in a temple in the Indian state of West Bengal in what the police say is a case of “human sacrifice”.
The head and the body were found at the local temple to the goddess Kali near Chotomakdampur village in the western district of Birbhum.
Apparently the victim had been offered to propitiate the anger of the “goddess and the gods”.
Police say they have detained a tribal villager for questioning.
Human sacrifice is supposedly illegal in India but some cases do occur in remote and underdeveloped regions. ..