Ranchi, June 1: In a horrifying incident, a 55-year old man was beheaded at his home during an alleged human sacrifice for better harvest and timely rainfall in Jharkhand.
The headless body of Thepa Kharia was found at his home by his neighbors and relatives in Kharvadih-Kadamdohar village in Gumla district, 130km west of state capital Ranchi.
Kharia's relatives suspected that he was killed by Orkas and Mudkatwa, which is an occultist group that buries human head in paddy fields for better rains and harvest.
It is suspected that the man was alone at home when the Orkas barged in his home, killed him and took away his head. Jharkhand has been subjected to extreme heat wave with soaring temperature of 47 degrees. The officer in-charge of Palkhot said,"Thepa was killed in the wee hours of Sunday. He used to live alone. Not finding Thepa in the Sunday market, villagers broke open his house's door. They found him lying in a pool of blood."
The victim's youngesr brother said,"Orkas can be anyone, from farmers to tantriks. They bury the head in the field and expect that the sacrifice will yield good harvest for the community. And nobody dares to lodge an FOR against them."
However, he and his relatives mustered courage to inform the police, who are now on the hunt of the murderers.