Four-Year-Old Beheaded in India in Human Sacrifice to Hindu goddess

Photo Credit: Jonoiko Bengali

ANDHRA PRADESH, India — A four-year-old boy was beheaded this week after he was apprehended by a man who sought to sacrifice him to a Hindu goddess.

The incident occurred on Wednesday as the child was leaving nursery. He was apprehended by Tirumala Rao, 35, and reportedly strangled before being beheaded. Police state that Rao was seeking “divine powers.”

The boy’s mother, concerned that he had not yet returned home, went to the nursery and was informed that Rao had left with the child. She then went to Rao’s house, where she discovered the child’s body covered in blood with his head separated.

Upon hearing the mother’s cries, other villagers came to see what was the matter, and after seeing the dead body, searched for Rao until they found him. Upon apprehending the man, the villagers beat him and then tied him to a pole and doused him with gasoline, setting him on fire. Reports state that the irate neighbors accused the man of witchcraft and murder.

Unnamed elderly persons in the village then contacted the police, who ended up saving Rao’s life as he was taken to the hospital with burns on 40 percent of his body.

‘This is a first-of-its-kind incident in Prakasam district,” police Superintendent Ch. Srikanth told The Hindu. “‘Once he recovers, he will be subjected to questioning after an examination of his mental condition by a psychiatrist.”

He further explained to the outlet that Rao kept company with those involved in occultic rituals and had tried to abduct an 18-month-old child the day before. Rao will face murder charges after being evaluated.

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According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Hindu goddess Kali is considered to be the goddess of doomsday and death. She is often depicted as being black or blue with numerous arms and a necklace of decapitated heads. Sometimes she holds one of the heads in her hand. Kali is also portrayed as standing on her husband, the Hindu god Shiva, known as “the destroyer.”

“Worshipped throughout India but particularly in Kashmir, Kerala, South India, Bengal, and Assam, Kali is both geographically and culturally marginal,” it outlines. “Since the late 20th century, feminist scholars and writers in the United States have seen Kali as a symbol of feminine empowerment, while members of New Age movements have found theologically and sexually liberating inspiration in her more violent sexual manifestations.”

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  • JudeThree

    I LOVE that village. may this man suffer all the days of his wretched life.

  • G Smith

    As soon as I saw the image I knew it was Kali and then understood (not condoned!!) what the man did and why. He is a Thuggi (where we get the word “thug” from). They killed (and apparently still do) in the name of Kali. She is the goddess of death and is usually depicted with human skulls around her neck. So, so, so sad. Poor little boy and his poor mother who discovered him. How absolutely horrible for her. I cannot imagine the pain and horror of that moment.

    • John_33

      I can’t wait for Isaiah 2:20-21 when these idols get chucked into the caves because God comes again.

  • Susie Mccool

    Im sure most of you have not heard of CERN. The LG hadron collider. It has a statue of shiva in front. It also is where the internet was first created. Something to think about

    • Lawrence Agan

      Enlil->Shiva->YHWH in order of creation gods and holy trinity’s. Not too sure there is much to think about unless you are speaking of the 2,160,000,000+ year destruction cycle of the universe? If you believe the Earth is only 6k years old we still have 2,159,994,000 years left before he destroys the universe and recreates it.

    • Lawrence Agan

      Enlil->Shiva->YHWH in order of creation gods and holy trinity’s. Not too sure there is much to think about unless you are speaking of the destruction (of the universe) and creation shiva is suppose to bring, which comes with a rebuilding. The purpose of LHC has nothing to do with any of that.

  • FoJC_Forever

    When I saw the image of this idol, I thought of Miley Cyrus.

    Follow Jesus, find Wisdom.

  • Dave_L

    Paul mentions several times the principlalites and powers, the wicked spirits that rule the governments of the world. And that Christians are engaged in spiritual battle against them. This instead of physical battle agianst the nations and people representing them. There is nothing more deadly to the powers than the Sermon on the Mount and those who practice it. For when we die offering hostile resistance, we offer ourselves to them, doing it their way. When we refuse to fight and war, they have no power over us, and if we die as a result, we’ve done it Jesus’ way.

  • Martin Smit

    Will the feminist writers repent of their fascination with this evil? Will they now publish retractions and clarifications? I suspect they don’t care.

  • Lisa

    Religion poisons everything.

    • David Anderson

      Religion sourced from Demonic teachings, not relationship sourced from Jesus, the author of life and King over all in the spiritual domain.

      • Lawrence Agan

        What proof do you have these are demonic, more or less demons are real? In case you never notice a lot of strange and twisted behaviour has come from every religion. From not giving a child medecine in belief Jesus would heal them (resulting in their death) to crusades, pedophilia, rape and slavery. I am going to say religion or no religion this man would have found reason to perform his actions due to an organ that was diseased. That organ being his brain.

    • Angel Jabbins

      False religions….yes!

  • SeekandYeShallFind

    Isn’t that the image displayed on the Empire State Building last month?