India: Kumta astrologer, wife held for child-sacrifice bid

A childless couple from Uttara Kannada district’s Kumta taluk were arrested on Tuesday on charges of attempting to sacrifice a toddler and kill his parents. 

Police said the arrested — astrologer Ganesh Bhat and wife Vinaya, from Baggon village — decided to perform a homa in their bid to beget a child. This involved sacrificing a child. 

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