( 4UMF NEWS ) Woman Beheads Three-Year-Old:
Mahadevi Yadav allegedly beheaded her three-year-old nephew, Nitesh Kumar Yadav, at midnight Saturday. Police said Yadav has confessed to the crime.
Yadav told the Post that she sacrificed the boy following instructions from her guru with whom she had been learning witchcraft.
“I had been learning witchcraft from Chhabilal Yadav of Haraiya for the past month. He told me that my witchcraft skills would be complete only after the sacrifice of the nephew. Accordingly I took him at Bramhsthan and beheaded him on Saturday after a pooja,” she said.
According to Yadav, Chhabilal further demanded that she sacrifice her eldest son as well.
The victim, a resident of Manpur, had been staying in his maternal uncle’s house for the past month.
Police got wind of Yadav’s “suspicious activities” after she informed them that she found the boy’s body. Earlier, she had registered a complaint with the police saying that the boy had gone missing. SP Thule Rai told the press that Chhabilal and Yadav’s family members are at large. Villagers said Mahadevi was a normal woman and that she did not have a history of mental illness that they knew of.
The incident has left the local people and rights activists shell-shocked. “We are shocked to hear the news at a time when incidents of torture against women for allegedly practicing witchcraft are on the rise in the region,” said rights activists Bipin Gautam.