Uttar Pradesh, June 9: In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district, a couple who was going through major financial crisis allowed an exorcist to sacrifice their daughter and rape her body. Their 15-year-old daughter became a victim of this ugly superstition. The incident took place on Tuesday night. The Exorcist made the couple believe that if they allow him to do this they would get five kilogrammes of gold. Unfortunately, the couple didn’t find any gold.

Mahaveer Prasad (55) is a jeweller. After receiving nothing, in the end, he filed a complaint against the exorcist, Krishna Sharma. He complained to the police against Krishna for kidnapping his daughter, Kavita. Kavita’s body was found on Thursday.

Krishna also used to work as an occasional driver for Mahaveer. The police arrested him on Wednesday. He was taken into arrest from his village in Thatiya. He told the police that he advised the girl’s father mother (Pushpa, 55) that if they sacrifice their daughter, they would get five kilos of gold. They would find this gold buried within hours of the ritual. Police said Sharma also told them that Mahaveer has been financial hardships.

They all went to Annapurna temple on Tuesday. In the temple, they performed prayers before they would head for a peepul tree between Piparia and Badhosa villages. Kavita was in a semi-conscious state and was stripped in front of her parents as a part of the ritual. Krishna then strangulated the girl’s body and dumped it in a nearby field. He told that before hiding the body, he raped it as the parents stood nearby. To offer the blood to the deity, he cut open the body’s neck.

As reported by HT, additional superintendent of police, Kannauj, Keshav Goswami said the police had recovered the body from the field and sent it for post-mortem. The girl’s parents have been taken into custody for questioning.

Mahaveer and Pushpa have another daughter who is married. She lives just two kilometres away from the place where their 15-year-old daughter was killed.