The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Kerala government. In Notice NHRC seeking an action-taken report. In connection with a “human sacrifice” incident in the southern state.
The panel said. It has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report. Two women reported missing to the police by their families. Became victims of human sacrifice in a bizarre ritual orchestrated. By a self-styled voodoo practitioner. Professing to bring luck to a couple facing financial problems. The victims were bound by a common profession of selling lottery tickets, it added.
Observing that such incidents cannot be expected in a civilized society. Where a human being is killed in the name of a ritual without any fear of the law. The NHRC said the right to life of the victims has been grossly violated.
“The state, being the guardian of its citizens. Responsible for their safety. And cannot escape its liability to protect them from such evil practices,” it said.
The rights panel has issued notices to the chief secretary. And the director general of the police of Kerala. Calling for a report on the matter in four weeks. Including the status of the investigation and compensation.