An Indian man has been sentenced to death after decapitating a baby and drinking the child’s blood.
The incident took place two years ago during an occult ritual in Kalakuri village in Bankura, West Bengal, Indian media reports.
Lakshmi Kanta Sarkar was found in a graveyard by a makeshift temple ‘drinking blood from the severed head of a baby hanging in a tree’ by a group of villagers.
The villagers beat the ‘sorcerer’ so badly police had to intervene to avoid a lynching, The Times of India reported upon his arrest.
Sarkar has now been sentenced to death after 17 witnesses testified against him at Sulagna Dastidar district court in Bankura