Chandigarh: In a shocking incident, a resident of Haryana allegedly confessed to killing his five minor children in five years on the bidding of a occultist. He has been arrested, police said on Friday. The accused had sacrificed two of his children last week. Also Read - Raksha Bandhan 2020: No Free Travel For Women in Haryana Roadways Buses This Year

The man, living in a village in Jind district, confessed to his crime before a village panchayat, which informed the police. Also Read - 'Cow Vigilantism' Returns: Youth Assaulted in Gurugram Over Suspicion of Transporting Beef

Deputy Inspector General Ashvin Shenvi said accused Jumma was a daily-wager. His two daughters had gone missing on July 17. The body of one girl was recovered from the Hansi-Butana link canal near the village, while the other’s was found on the village outskirts. Also Read - Man Arrested After He Poses as Amit Shah’s Personal Secretary, Calls Haryana & Rajasthan Ministers For Job

Jumma allegedly told the panchayat that he killed his eldest son five years ago. He also confessed to the murder of his other son and a daughter and blamed poverty for his actions.

(With agency inputs)