Human sacrifice case: Police start searching premises of accused’s house

Pathanamthitta: The Special Investigation Team in charge of the probe into the human sacrifice case started searching the premises of the house where two women were reportedly killed. Three accused in the case Mohammad Shafi, Bhagaval Singh and Laila were taken to the house for evidence collection.

The house at Elanthoor here where the search is in progress is owned by Bhagaval Singh and his wife Laila, accused in the case.

Two dogs from the dog squad were taken to the spot as part of the searches. According to reports, the dogs ran towards a sacred grove (kavu) close to the house. Earlier, it was revealed that Laila had flown the blood after the human sacrifice to this sacred grove. The dog squad is carrying out the searches at the one-acre land owned by Bhagaval Singh.

The police team have been trying to find out whether the accused had buried more bodies in the area. Police will search the areas spotted by the dogs. The two dogs- Maya and Marfi are specially trained to identify dead bodies.

At the same time, it is learnt that the forensic team recovered a bone from the land. It will be sent for a detailed examination.

A huge police force is deployed in the area. People staged a protest when the accused were taken to the house for evidence collection. BJP and Congress activists also joined the protest.

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