New Delhi - A seven-year-old girl was ritually murdered and her liver offered to the gods in return for a good agricultural harvest in the central state of Chhattisgarh, India, police said on Sunday. Police arrested two men in connection with the murder of Lalita Tati after her body was found in October. Her family had reported her missing. According to the police, the men confessed to the crime. AFP reports that the jungle district of Chhattisgarh is a rebel Maoist stronghold where human sacrifice is still practiced. The sacrifices are believed to appease the gods, spirits and deities.
It isn't just the monotheists that are frakked up. Should the Indian authorities give the killers a break because their beliefs are sincere? Why should the NYC case of the baby dying of herpes be treated any differently? Baby dies of herpes in ritual circumcision by Orthodox Jews. The fact that the Orthodox Jews didn't intend for the baby to die is legally irrelevant if the death was foreseeable.