In a shocking incident, a couple facing financial hardship allowed an exorcist to sacrifice their 15-year-old daughter and rape her body in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, the greedy parents allowed the exorcist to do so after he had promised them that they would get five kilos of gold.

After the sacrifice, they never found the gold. The victim’s father, Mahaveer Prasad (55), who is a jeweller, then complained to the police against exorcist Krishna Sharma for kidnapping his daughter, Kavita.

The police found the body on June 8. Sharma, who occasionally worked as Mahaveer’s driver, was arrested from his village in Thatiya. The police claimed that he had advised Mahaveer and his wife Pushpa (50) that if they sacrificed their daughter they would get five kilos of buried gold within hours of the ritual.

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On June 7, they all went to Annapurna temple where they performed prayers. The girl was reportedly semi-conscious at the time of the incident. The victim was stripped for the ritual in front of the parents and then strangulated.

Sharma while dumping the body of the girl, raped it as the parents stood nearby. He also made a cut on her body to collect blood to be offered to the deity.

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A case has been registered and the deceased’s parents have been taken into custody for questioning.