A 55-year-old man was arrested for strangling his 13-year-old daughter to death on the advice of a sorceress in Pudukkottai district on Tuesday. Police said the man sacrificed his daughter in a bid to earn good fortune.
When Indira had found Vidya, she was partially disrobed. This prompted police to suspect that the girl could have been sexually assaulted but medical reports confirmed there was no assault.
Meanwhile, Pudukkottai SP Arun Sakthi Kumar formed six special teams for investigation and the needle of suspicion pointed at the girl’s father Panneer Selvam (55), more so because he kept contradicting his statements. After police intensified the interrogation, he confessed to killing his daughter as human sacrifice for good fortune as told by Vasanthi a sorceress.
Panneer Selvam told the police that he was in need of money and when he approached Vasanthi, she suggested that he sacrifice his youngest daughter in order to find a treasure. So, Panneer Selvam, along with his friend Kumar, kidnapped Vidya and strangled her to death. Police also arrested Kumar, Vasanthi and two of their associates.