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Dalit girl killed in ritual sacrifice

The Hindu reports:

The life of the five-year-old Dalit girl was sacrificed based on the superstitious belief that the sprinkling of her blood at the construction site will give the proposed structure life and enduring strength.

Rajalakshmi, daughter of poor agriculture laborers Thotthan and Annakili of Kachakatti, was killed on new moon day. The state of the body and the manner in which the child was murdered had sent shockwaves among the villagers.

Dalit activists who spoke about the issue said that as the victims of human sacrifice were often strangers or marginal members of the community the practice was rarely challenged. It was based on “construction sacrifice,” a practice done during the execution of building projects.

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One thought on “Dalit girl killed in ritual sacrifice

  1. Krista on said:

    God help us… poor precious babygirl.. I can’t imagine.. I have a 5 yr old dtr myself..

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