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Human Sacrifice: Shafi convinced others that victim’s flesh can be sold at huge money

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (BPNS)

The first accused in the infamous human sacrifice of Kerala, Mohammed Shafi convinced the second accused Bhagaval Singh and his wife Laila that the flesh of the victims could be sold to some people who eat human flesh.

According to sources in the police investigation team, the accused had told the second accused and third accused that some people who do certain pooja eat human flesh and that the demand is very high for it. He had also told the husband, wife duo that ten kilograms of the flesh of the victims be stored in the freezer of the fridge and that buyer would reach the home.

Investigating officers said that Shafi told Bhagval Singh and Laila that on sale of the flesh of the victims an amount of Rs 20 lakh could be received. He, according to police also had taken an amount of Rs 6 lakh from the couple.

Police said that Mohammed Shafi had borrowed around Rs 6 lakh  from Bhagval Singh and Laila and when the couple was putting pressure on him, he suggested the idea of conducting a human sacrifice for prosperity.

It is to be noted that two women Rosyln and Padma were brutally murdered as part of a human sacrifice ritual in Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. The disgusting and disturbing news came to the fore on October 11, 2022, after Ernakulam police conducted a detailed inquiry on a man-missing case of a Tamil woman, Padma whose sister Palaniammal complained that she was missing from home since September 26.

The Ernakulam city police team checked several CCTV cameras and found that Padma had boarded a four-wheeler and zeroed in on Mohammed Shafi. On further investigation, Shafi spilled the beans and told the investigation team of the twin murders. He told the team that another woman, Roslyn was murdered in the name of human sacrifice at Elanthoor home on June 8.  The family of Roslyn had registered a complaint with the police a few days after her disappearance as her living partner, Sajeesh told police that she used to occasionally go from home and used to stay at her uncle’s place.

Mohammed Shafi, Bhagaval Singh, and Laila are remanded to judicial custody for fifteen days and are now handed over to the Ernakulam special police team for twelve days.