Priest thrashed, arrested for trying to sacrifice boy to goddess Kali
Kolkata: Tension prevailed at Surerpukur area of Chandannagar in Hooghly on Tuesday night after local people beat up a priest Swapan Adhikary who had allegedly tried to sacrifice a minor boy while performing puja to appease Goddess Kali.
The sensational incident created a furore in the district with the police arresting four persons including the accused in this connection so far. The local people alleged that the accused priest had an intention to behead the boy for performing puja at his residence under Chandannagar police station.
The local people alleged that the accused took the boy, a resident of Chandannagar area to his house situated nearby. He later made all the arrangements and started puja at temple situated beside his house.
He was performing tantras, the local people alleged. It was also alleged that the accused priest was making necessary arrangements to perform the sacrifice of the boy.
After apprehending the incident, the boy managed to flee the spot with the pretext of going to the toilet. He went to his house and narrated the whole incident to his family members. After that the locals who had gathered in the house went and thrashed the priest.
After being informed police rushed to the spot and arrested the accused, his wife and two other family members. Police are trying to ascertain if there was any enmity between the family of the victim and the accused. Security has been intensified in and around the area to ensure that the situation remains under control.
During the police interrogation, the accused and his family members, however, claimed their innocence and said that a conspiracy has been hatched against their family.
Police have started a detailed probe into the incident.