Guwahati Police have hinted that the recovery of the headless body of a woman at Kamakhya Temple premises could be a possible human sacrifice claiming that the “murder took place due to superstition”.
Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar said the incident appeared to be fallout of superstitious beliefs and that the person committing the crime could be known to the victim.
“Initial investigation suggests the murder has been due to superstition. We have found several commodities used during a puja. A blanket has also been found. The body has been removed from the place and taken for an inquest and other forensic tests” Deepak Kumar said.
“The woman was probably drugged before she was murdered and then behaded,” he added.
Incidentally, the incident probably took place late Tuesday night but it came to light only Wednesday evening after the body was spotted.
The body of the woman who is believed to be over 40 years of age was recovered at the stairs leading to the Jai Durga temple situated within the Kamakhya Temple complex today (June 19) evening.
The identity of the deceased has not been established.
The recovery of the woman’s headless body comes three days before the annual Ambubachi Mela that gets under way on June 22.
Hundreds of sadhus and lakhs of other devotees are expected to attend the annual event.