Despite the advances of the technology today, some people still follow old traditions. While some may be positive and done out of good luck, others are dark and hurtful. Voodoo is a known black magic practice. It's when a doll is used to symbolize a person the practitioner wants to hurt. Pain can be inflicted through penetrating needles on different parts of the doll’s body.
Sadly a three-year-old girl from Purulia district, West Bengal, India, suffered from being used as a human voodoo doll. At least seven two-inch needles were found inside her body. It caused her to be severely sick and was rushed to the hospital.
Aside from that, tests show that she may have been raped due to the injuries she had in her private area. She also had numerous internal injuries. The child was molested by the same man who forcefully placed needles in her body, her mother’s boss.
Doctors successfully removed all seven needles. Still, her body was struggling after the foreign materials were removed. Unfortunately, three days later, she died. It was due to sepsis and pneumonia.
Authorities have filed a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POSCO) Act against the suspect. Sanatan Thakur, a former home guard, hired the victim’s mother as a house helper. According to reports, the man is in his mid-50’s and had been practicing black magic where he used the young girl as a voodoo doll.
The victim’s mother only discovered what was being done to her daughter after the child got sick. The young girl was brought to Bankura Medical College because of high fever. It was where the doctor revealed that the child showed signs of what may be abuse. After an x-ray scan, the needles were seen inside the girl’s body.
The police are still searching for the suspect who remains at large.
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