Korba: A 27-year-old man has been arrested for killing his mother with an axe, chopping her body into pieces and even consuming them in Chhattisgarh’s Korba. It is a suspected case of black magic and sorcery. (Also read: Body of Woman Found in Delhi, Murder Suspected)

Police officials investigating the case said they had found a book on black magic from the accused man’s house.

Media reports quoted Sub Divisional Officer of Police (Katghora area) Sandip Mittal as saying that the incident took place on December 31 in Ramakachhar village under Pali police station area.

A police team was rushed to the spot soon after getting information from some villagers about the crime on January 3.

On inspecting the crime scene, police found a book on black magic as well as the murder weapon _ a blood-stained axe _ in the house.

According to Mittal, accused Dilip Yadav had attacked his mother Sumariya with an axe, killing her instantly. Then, he drank her blood and hacked her body into pieces.

Later, he attempted black magic rituals and reportedly made an offering of some of the body parts at the temple inside the house. He went on to burn the body in an earthern ‘chulha’, an official was quoted by Zee News as saying.

He kept eating the body parts for three-four days and even drank her blood.

Dilip, who had been absconding, was arrested from one of his relative’s house nearly 19 days after he committed the crime. During his interrogation, the accused admitted that he practised black magic.