8 Year Old Nepalese Girl Sacrificed to Bring Good Fortune to Business
Posted by Ka Frank on February 16, 2010
This article appeared in Brunei News on February 11, 2010.
Child sacrificed in Nepal
An eight-year-old girl has been killed in a human sacrifice in Nepal. Police from the district of Rupandehi in the south of Nepal, have described the sacrifice as having been performed by four people who allegedly slit the child’s throat before stabbing her. The four have been arrested.
The police made the arrests after finding the girl’s blood, along with money and sacrificial offerings, alongside a brick kiln alter. Local police officials said two of the arrested people had already confessed to the murder, saying it was intended as an offering to the gods to bring good fortune to business.
Nepal outlawed human sacrifices in the 1700’s but experts say it is still practised by some Hindu communities in poor rural areas, where education is lacking and religion plays a big part in daily ritual.