Police in the central state of Chhattisgarh Sunday said Lalita Tati, a seven-year-old Indian girl was murdered in a tribal sacrifice and her liver offered to the gods to improve crop growth.
The girl’s body was found in October one week after her family reported her missing.
“A seven-year-old girl was sacrificed by two persons superstitiously believing that the act would give a better harvest,” Narayan Das, the police chief of Bijapur district, told AFP by telephone.
The two men were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of killing the girl and offering her liver to the gods in a grisly tribal ceremony. Police said the men had confessed to the crime.