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Man sacrifices wife at Kali's altar

July 09, 2004 15:33 IST
Last Updated: July 09, 2004 15:36 IST

The Dehra Dun police have arrested a man who killed his wife on Thursday evening to propitiate Goddess Kali in the Rajpur area of the town.

Bharat Lal told investigators that the sacrifice was aimed at getting rid of a 'ghost' bothering his 19-year-old son, Sandeep.

Lal was offering prayers at the Kali temple with his wife Kamla Devi when he suddenly took out a sharp-edged weapon and hacked her to death.

He then cut off her tongue and ate it before setting the body on fire.

All this happened in the presence of the couple's three children, Sandeep, Smita (17) and Saloni (13).

A case of murder has been registered against Lal. He has claimed he killed his wife on the directions of Goddess Kali.


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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: Kali Rules

Way to go Mr. Lal

Posted by Yasmin

Sub: in the name of ....'Religion'

Will the religion savy people of india focus their attention on this one. Is 'dharma' or 'religion' a way of living life better ? or ...

Posted by kulmohan


My Goodness!! I don't know what to say. And we say the 21st century belongs to India.

Posted by Indian

Sub: barbarian

shdnt the title read "barbarian kills woman"?? thanks to our lacklusture judiciary this beast may end up walking free..i hope not

Posted by lakshmanan

Sub: Lack of what??

Is it lack of education or lack of common sense? Really hard to digest such news!!

Posted by Shreehari


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