Two BSF men detained after 'human sacrifice'

Shillong:  Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were detained on Friday for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy as part of an occult "human sacrifice" in Meghalaya, police said.

Krishna Singh, son of a BSF trooper, went missing on Wednesday after visiting a Durga Puja marquees with his elder brother in a BSF campus at Prahari Nagar in Tura in the western part of Meghalaya.

When the boy's family and BSF personnel launched a hunt, the body was discovered with multiple injuries in the campus on Thursday morning.

"It is a gruesome murder and we are suspecting it to be a case of human sacrifice," Meghalaya police chief N. Ramachandran told IANS.

He said two BSF troopers -- Chandrawan and Babu Khan -- had been detained and were being interrogated.

Police have also gone to Mankachar in Assam to quiz Lukman Haqib, a tantrik priest in connection with the murder.