A four-year-old Indian boy was reportedly kidnapped and beheaded as part of a ritual.
The mother went to Tirumala Rao’s house and asked the man’s brother, Venkata Rao, who opened the door about her son’s whereabouts.
The attacker is believed to have strangled the child before cutting his head off and drained his blood into a bottle in order to offer it to the goddess Kali, apparently in the belief that he would gain “divine powers”.
The villagers and kid’s mother, who could not take this, thoroughly searched for Rao and found him.
The incident took place this afternoon in Pokuru village under Voletivaripalem mandal, where the accused, Tirumala Rao, was thrashed and set ablaze by locals after the murder came to light, Kandukur Circle Inspector M Lakshman said. Superintendent of Police C Srikant visited the village to get details of the incident.
It was all tears in the Southern coastal region of India as a 4-year-old boy, Manusagar was beheaded in what was alleged to be a sacrifice to a deity.
A manhunt was launched by angry villager’s after Manu Sagar’s headless body was found by his parents in the remote settlement.
The man accused of carrying out the “ritual” was apparently caught by a village mob and set alight in a case that has shocked the country.
The man survived with burns and was taken to hospital under police guard.
Meanwhile, the officials came to know about the issue and rushed to the spot and rescued Rao. Then they tied him to a pole and bet severely.
Police said they were told by local people that Mr Rao “suffered from psychological problems” after his wife left him a year ago.