Nepalese Woman Beheads Nephew in Witchcraft Ritual

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nepal have arrested a woman over allegations she brutally murdered her three-year-old nephew as part of a witchcraft ritual.

Mahadevi Yadav allegedly beheaded the child Saturday. Late Tuesday, police arrested Yadav after receiving suspicious reports about the child's disappearance. All of Yadav's family members had fled the house prior to the police raid.

After her arrest, Yadav told reporters that she sacrificed the child to gain mastery over witchcraft and was following her teacher's instructions.