Three burnt to death in India over human sacrifice rumours


Three members of an Indian family have been burnt to death after a mob locked them in their house and set it on fire following rumours of their involvement in human sacrifices. Ten men have been arrested over the incident in underdeveloped Jharkhand state when hundreds of villagers armed with sticks and other sharp weapons targeted the family, an officer said. “There was a rumour that they had kidnapped children for sacrifice, which was followed by an attack,” said Kartik S, police chief of Lohardaga district where the incident happened. Five other family members were rescued from the burning house…

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