Krishnagiri farmer falls prey to his own human sacrifice attempt

Police said Lakshmanan (52), a farmer from Pudur village near Kelamangalam was killed as human sacrifice by Mani (65), a security guard from Pennagaram in Dharmapuri to get hold of a treasure pot.
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COIMBATORE: The mysterious death of a farmer has turned out to be a shocking incident of human sacrifice in Krishnagiri.

Police said Lakshmanan (52), a farmer from Pudur village near Kelamangalam was killed as human sacrifice by Mani (65), a security guard from Pennagaram in Dharmapuri to get hold of a treasure pot.

On September 28, Lakshmanan was found dead in a one and a half feet deep pit in his betel nut farm under mysterious circumstances. The Kelamangalam police suspected it to be a human sacrifice as there were betel leaves, lemon, turmeric, saffron and other puja items placed in front of his body in the pit. Also, there was a slaughtered live chicken.

After a search, the police on Friday nabbed Mani, who confessed of murdering the farmer as a human sacrifice. Police said a godman from Dharmapuri, who performed an exorcism on the daughter of Lakshmanan a few months ago, had told him that giving a human sacrifice will help him get a treasure pot in his betel nut farm.

He shared this information with Mani and they both conspired to kill a woman as a sacrifice after inviting her to the betel nut farm. “The duo, as planned, had dug out the pit and kept puja materials ready for the sacrifice. However, she didn’t turn up at the expected time. So, Lakshmanan pounced on Mani and tried to bit away his neck, however he overpowered and hit his head with a log and murdered him,” police said. Mani searched for the treasure pot in vain.

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