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Two scientists face charge of attempting human sacrifice

A case has been slapped against two senior scientists of the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior, who were accused of attempting to use their junior colleague as a human sacrifice, police said Sunday. Shradha Sharma, wife of Sushil Kumar, a junior scientist at the DRDE, in her complaint to the police Saturday night accused two senior scientists at the DRDE of being involved in witchcraft and attempting to make a human sacrifice of her husband.

However, the police have filed a case against the two senior scientists for causing hurt, criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement.

“The accused have been charged under sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 323 (causing hurt) of IPC,” Gwalior’s Additional Superintendent of Police Manohar Verma told IANS.

According to the complaint, one of the scientists invited Sushil Kumar - who had not been well for some time - to his residence in the DRDE campus Oct 6 night to “cure” him. When Sushil reached there, the scientist who was performing some worship in his mother tongue in the presence of the other senior scientist, asked him (Sushil Kumar) to sleep.

“As he went to sleep, the scientist sprinkled water on him and took out a sharp edged weapon but Sushil suddenly woke up and escaped,” his wife told the police.


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