Accused Shafi, Laila, Bhagaval Singh
Elanthoor: The murder of two women in Elanthoor turns more sinister after the accused revealed that they consumed the human flesh after butchering them. Laila, wife of Bhagaval Singh, told police they cooked and consumed human flesh after Shafi convinced them it would stop ageing and help prolong their lifespan.
Following the brutal murder, the accused chopped the bodies into pieces. A portion of the meat was kept aside to be cooked and consumed later. Following this, a pooja was conducted the same day of the murder and meat was given to the couple.
Shafi also convinced them they should not waste any of the cooked meat. The accused even planned to share the meat with relatives.
Meanwhile, police will examine whether the internal organs are all intact in the bodies to confirm whether it was a case of human sacrifice or not. The police also suspect that more people might be involved in the case and would have financially benefitted from the double murder.
There are also reports that Shafi had similarly convinced others to conduct human sacrifice to achieve prosperity and success.