Writer: Atheist Republic
Subject: Indian woman slits 6-month-old daughter’s throat as sacrifice
Link: Atheist Republic / 13.05.2021
Indian woman slits 6-month-old daughter’s throat as sacrifice
Bharathi, a 32-year-old woman, killed her newborn daughter to overcome the influence of ‘Sarpadosham’. ‘Sarpadosham’ is a tenet of Vedic astrology that is believed to curse the affected person’s life. The gruesome incident took place in Telangana’s Suryapet district in India. On April 15th, Bharathi killed her child by slitting her throat with a knife and later confessed the crime to a relative. The relative rushed to Bharathi’s house and found the infant girl’s blood-soaked body with a photo of a god nearby. Inquiries revealed that about five years ago, somebody had told Bharathi that she had ‘Sarpadosham,’ which negatively impacted her life. She constantly went through various videos on YouTube to learn how to overcome the perceived curse. Bharathi claimed that she saved her family members’ lives by “sacrificing” the child. The police have charged her with murder under the Indian Penal Code.