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Priest beheads man as sacrifice to appease gods to end coronavirus

An Indian priest who beheaded a 52-yr old man in his shrine as an offer of sacrifice to end the coronavirus pandemic in India has been arrested.

Sansari Ojha, the 70-year-old priest claimed that a goddess appeared in his dream and ordered him to sacrifice a human.

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In his Brahmani Dei Temple, he cut off the victim, Saroj Kumar Pradhan’s head with an axe. The following day, he confessed to being drunk and surrendered to the police after realising what he had done.

After an investigation, the Police said they discovered that both men were known to be smoking marijuana before the attack.

Mr. Pradhan’s body has been sent for an autopsy while the murder weapon has been seized from the shrine.

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