Nation Crime 10 Oct 2017 Andhra Pradesh: Huma ...

Andhra Pradesh: Human sacrifice allegations false

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 10, 2017, 5:15 am IST
Updated Oct 10, 2017, 5:15 am IST
Family members alleged that Muruga Naik was taken into the forest and used as a sacrifice to find out hidden treasures.
Police have confirmed these claims to be bogus (Photo: Representational image)
 Police have confirmed these claims to be bogus (Photo: Representational image)

Tirupati: A complaint has been registered in Ramakuppam police station in Chittoor district on Saturday alleging that a person tried to sacrifice a human for hidden treasures. The incident took place on October 1 in the Chief Minister's constituency.

As per the family members of Muruga Naik, a resident of Ramapuram Thanda of Ramakuppam Mandal had not returned after going out with cattle. The family members searched for him in the forest and found some fire in the woods.

 

Later, the family members called upon the villagers and went to the place of fire and noticed that black magic was being done to find hidden treasures by sacrificing Muruga Naik. He was sitting unconscious in a place.

On Saturday, the victims approached police and filed a complaint on Devendra Naik alleging the same. There was a discussion and meeting in the village to reach a compromise. Family members of Muruga Naik also said that Devendra Naik set their house on fire after they gave a police complaint.

Muruga Naik's family has complained about the same to the district SP S.V. Rajasekhar Babu on Monday during the grievance.

 

But the police have turned down the complaint after an enquiry. A police officer on condition of anonymity said, "After preliminary investigation we came to know that the allegations are false. It is not about sacrificing him for hidden treasures. Muruga Naik is ill for many days. He is suffering from viral fever from last week. So his family had taken him to Devendra Naik for a country treatment and paid him some amount. Later, as did not recover the family demanded that Devendra Naik return the money, which he denied."

He added, "The village meetings were on from the next day to make a settlement between both the parties. As it was not finalised there, they have approached the police after a week. We came to know that the family demanded the opposition a sum of Rs 50,000. We have visited their house which they said was set on fire but, there was no such thing in the house."

 

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