Man gets life imprisonment for killing minor boy as part of human sacrifice ritual in Odisha

Jajpur: The Additional District Judge (ADJ) court here today awarded life imprisonment to a man who had killed a minor boy as part of a human sacrifice ritual in 2015.

The Jajpur ADJ court, after hearing the statements of 24 eyewitnesses, sentenced one Deepak Barik for strangulating 8-yr-old Abhisek Nayak to death in Ramchandrapur village under Kuakhia Police Station limits of the district.

Apart from awarding life imprisonment to Deepak Barik, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 on him. He will have to remain in jail for six months more in case he fails to pay the fine.

It is to be noted here that Deepak had kidnapped Abhishek and killed him as part of a human sacrifice ritual to appease the Goddess. Abhishek’s body was found in the village pond on February 26, 2015.

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