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By A Newsman

Behrampore, 15 November: HEADLESS body of a nine year old boy was found near his village in Murshidabad district on Sunday morning.

Subhash Mandal had been missing from his home in ward number 14 at Jafarganj in Labagh since Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, some neighbours spotted his headless body lying on a banana plantation in the area.

The body was identified by Subhash’s family members on the basis of the clothes he was wearing. He was wearing the same set of cloths at the time of going missing.

His father, Tarapad Mandal alleged that Subhash has been used as sacrifice for tantra practise and for this the nine-year old boy’s head had been severed. He sufficed that some shaman might have chosen Saturday for the human sacrifice of his son as it was new moon.

The police however are not buying the human sacrifice theory and have sent the body for post mortem, while continuing the search for the missing head. Police are also looking for a local shaman, who is absconding ever since the boy went missing.