Kannauj: Parents of a 15-year-old girl allowed an exorcist on Tuesday to sacrifice their 15-year-old daughter and rape her body in Kannauj after being promised that they would get five kilos of gold.
The police found the dead body on Thursday. The victim’s father, Mahaveer Prasad (55), who is a jeweller, complained to the police against exorcist Krishna Sharma for kidnapping his daughter, HT reported.
Sharma worked as Mahaveer’s driver, was arrested on Wednesday from his village in Thatiya. It was also reported that Mahavir was under monetary constraints, Sharma had advised Mahaveer and his wife Pushpa (50) that if they sacrifice their daughter, they would get five kilos of buried gold within hours of the ritual.
On Tuesday night, they all went to Annapurna temple where they performed prayer and the semi-conscious girl was stripped for the ritual in front of the parents. Then he strangulated her as a part of the ritual and the dumped the body in a nearby field.
Sharma also raped her dead body while hiding it. Also, he cut her neck to collect the blood for offering to the deity.
The dead body after being retrieved from the field was sent to the post-mortem, said additional superintendent of police, Kannauj, Keshav Goswami. The girl’s parents have been taken into custody for questioning.
The couple has another daughter who is married and lives just two kilometres away from the spot where the victim was killed.