`A couple in eastern India have been arrested for allegedly sacrificing their young sons to please the gods.
“It seems like a case of child sacrifice attached to tantric rituals,” police superintendent Ravi Kant said in eastern Orissa state, where the incident happened.
Police said it had collected evidence of occult practices from the couple’s house.
Residents of the area told police that the couple had been advised by a tantric practitioner that they should offer their sons, aged 7 and 9, to please the gods for luck and prosperity.
The couple denied the charges on local television, saying the boys died of illness and their bodies were kept in the house in the hope that they would come alive.’