Bhubaneswar: An incident has come to the fore in Jharsuguda district where some miscreants and black magician took an unsuccessful attempt to sacrifice a child before at an altar for accumulating hidden wealth.
According to reports, some villagers first marked the puja going on at Limtikra jungle under Belpahar area early this morning. Some people along with a child were sitting at an altar where a tantric was conducting puja before the idols of Shiv and Parvati. Villagers could overpower four of them. But the main accused managed to flee from the spot along with the child in a Bolero van.
After interrogating the four detained by villagers, the police said the miscreants were conducting puja to get hidden wealth. Further investigations are on, police said.