Patna : Jamui Police arrested three more persons Sunday making it five in a human sacrifice case involving two women as well, official say.
On December 22, Saurabh Kumar (7) was killed by his uncle Toofani Yadav (35), influenced by his younger brother Karu Yadav and a tantrik Janardhan Giri (50).
Toofani Yadav came in contact with Giri through Karu Yadav, said Jamui SP Pramod Kumar Mandal.
On the day of sacrifice on December 22, the trio had performed a ritual at the hut of Toofani Yadav in Kohila village under Sono police station.
They also consumed Tari before executing the sacrifice.
According to police, after the ritual, Toofani intercepted Saurabh in the middle of village road when the latter was returning home after purchasing a packet of biscuit from a nearby shop.
"Toofani came in front of Saurabh and decapitated his head with one stroke using a sword," Mandal said.
Saurabh was son of Toofani Yadav's elder brother Kewal Yadav.
They lived separately in the village. Toofani Yadav's first son died last year from an illness and his three months old daughter was also ill for the last few days, police say.
He was reportedly suggested by Karu Yadav and Janardhan Giri to give human sacrifice to save his daughter's life.
After the murder, Toofani, Karu and Janardhan fled into the forest area near the village. None of the villagers dared to chase them because had left the scene Toofani waving a sword.
"We have managed to arrest Toofani's mother Kunti Devi (60) and wife Sindhu Devi (31) who played the role of instigators, and were arrested within 24 hours. Toofani and Karu were arrested from the jungle on Saturday and Janardhan was arrested from Giridih district in Jharkhand by two separate teams," the officer said.
IANS report with edits