India: Din in Chhattisgarh House Over Boy’s Abduction for Sacrifice

The opposition Congress today staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly over abduction of a minor boy in Bemetera district, allegedly by workers of a construction firm for the purpose of “sacrifice”.

Soon after the proceedings of the day began, senior Congress member Bhupesh Baghel raised the issue seeking a discussion on it through an adjournment motion. Baghel said the workers of Malamohan Construction company, engaged in the construction of anicut (a dam made in a stream for maintaining and regulating irrigation) on Dotu river near Thankhamariya in the district, “kidnapped” Ankush Nirmalkar (8) yesterday morning for the purpose of “sacrificing” him. However, the boy escaped from his captors, he added.

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