The Ernakulam magistrate court remanded all the three accused of killing two women allegedly as a human sacrifice in black magic rituals in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on judicial custody.
The accused will be under judicial remand for a 14-day duration which will end on October 26. The accused were produced in the Ernakulam District Session Court today.
The issue came to the fore on Tuesday as three persons, including one woman, were suspected of luring and killing the women allegedly as a human sacrifice in black magic rituals, the City Police Commissioner CH Nagaraju confirmed.
“Two dismembered bodies have been found buried inside the premises of a house in the Pathanamthitta district within 24 hours after they went missing,” the police said.
“The murders were brutal; the women were killed within 24 hours after missing. The manner of killing is indescribable,” Nagaraju said earlier.
All these 3 people together conducted a ‘human sacrifice’ ritual & killed this woman. It’s a very gruesome murder; they cut this body into pieces & buried it in the backyard of the house. Our further probe revealed that this was not the only case, Kochi City Police Commissioner told ANI
According to the official, the murders took place on June 6 and September 26. Kadavanthra police registered the case in Kochi following the report of a missing woman which was filed in September.
The arrested persons were identified as one Shafi, and the husband-wife pair of Bhagaval Singh and Laila.
“The main suspect is Shafi who brought the women. His aim was money. It is being investigated whether the accused Shafi approached more women for a ‘human sacrifice ritual’,” Nagaraju said.
“The CCTV footage was helpful in nabbing the accused,” he added.
He worked with us but wasn’t a member of our party. He once was a progressive man, after his second marriage, he became a religious person. It might be influence of his wife , PR Pradeep, CPI(M)-Area Commtt. Secy, Pathanamthitta on ‘Human sacrifice’ case accused Bhagwal Singh told ANI
Shafi is a sexual pervert; there were sadistic injuries found on the private parts of these women. In 2020,Shafi raped a 75-yr-old woman &inflicted grievous injuries on her private parts as well. This indicates sexual perversion& psychopathic behaviour: CH Nagaraju, Kochi City CP told ANI . The ghastly human sacrifice has shocked the entire nation .