A teenage girl's leg was chopped off and her blood
offered to a deity by two female sorcerers in Bihar's Purnia district
Thirteen-year-old Babli Kumari had gone to the two
women believing they would cure her ailing brother. The sorcerers offered gram laced with jaggery
and drugs to the girl to eat.† When the drugged
girl fell unconscious, they took the help of a male aide and cut off her
leg with a chopper. Babli's blood was then offered to a deity with the fond
hope that worshipping the deity with the blood of a virgin girl would bring
fortune, Superintendent of Police, Amit Lodha said.
Both the sorcerers Devi Kumari, Lovely Mahto and the
male aide Bablu Mahto have been arrested, the SP said.
The victim of this
ghoulish act is now battling for life in Sadar hospital.