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ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Tue Apr 21 11:08:44 EDT 1998
On Sat, 11 Apr 1998, IAOmar wrote:
> Does anyone have any idea about if this is some regular practice or a
> single incident?
>> Family sacrifices father, eats his flesh at Kali puja In Varanasi, Ram
>> Sevak Chowhan's family beheaded him, ate his flesh and danced around
>> with his blood smeared on their body. They also chopped off the tongues
>> of his two daughters-in-law.
>> http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/apr/09sacri.htm >
There was a feature article in the Sunday Times of London a few months
back about child sacrifice in contemporary India. It was linked to
"tantric" rites. Can't recall the ref., I'm afraid.
All the best,
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