SILIGURI — A man in West Bengal state in Eastern India has sacrificed his mother as an offering to Goddess Kali on Friday.
According to police authorities, the accused, identified as Narayan Mahato (35), had sliced off the head of his mother Phuli Mahato (55) with a sharp-edged blade, used to sacrifice animals during worship.
The incident occurred on Friday evening when she was cleaning the compound of the Kali temple.
Mahato, the youngest son of the woman who is a tantrik, then went to the residence of his elder brother with the blood-smeared weapon and claimed that their mother had sacrificed before the idol, said the police.
According to his neighbors, the so called tantric, who performed occult rituals, had also installed the Kali temple at his home.
The elder brother then rushed to the house with the accused and discovered the severed head of their mother lying in a pool of blood with the torso some distance away.
The accused has been taken into the police custody late Friday night and following interrogation, he confessed that he sacrificed his mother as goddess Kali’s wish.
The accused explained that the goddess Kali ‘had asked him to sacrifice his mother in dream for the well-being of the family,’ the officer said.Follow @gorkhapost