New Delhi (Sputnik) – A couple in India's southern state of Telangana has been arrested on charges of mercilessly beheading an infant they had kidnapped from the roadside. According to the police, the spine-chilling incident came to light when the severed head of the three-month-old victim was found at the rooftop of a house belonging to Rajashekar, 40, and his wife Srilatha, 35.
"In the beginning, they feigned innocence. But scientific analysis of CCTV footage and mobile calls coupled with circumstantial evidence confirmed that it was a case of human sacrifice," Mahesh M Bhagwat, Rachakonda Police Commissioner said at a press conference.
Hyderabad shocker: Couple behead baby as sacrifice during 'super blue blood moon', arrestedhttps://t.co/Mz64676Zhu— Rachakonda Police (@RachakondaCop) February 16, 2018
The couple was arrested after detailed analysis of call records of 122 mobile phones and footage from more than 100 CCTV cameras. Police said they interrogated 45 suspects before zeroing in on the couple.
Last year in July, a similar story of human sacrifice in the central state of Madhya Pradesh had sent shock waves across India. The two-year-old victim was allegedly beheaded by a man yearning for a boy child who was suggested by a Godman to perform human sacrifice in order to have his wish fulfilled.