Murder and sorcery case: Seven relatives held

Murder and sorcery case: Seven relatives held

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-03-04 21:05 Bengaluru: The Magadi police have detained seven men in connection with the murder of 10-year-old Ayesha. The police will share the details, once they complete the investigation into the case. All seven accused persons are relatives the victim's family.   Preliminary investigation revealed that superstition did play major role in the case. Also, there was a some property dispute between victim's family members and their relatives.                Ramanagara SP B Ramesh said that seven persons have been detained in the case and some are about to nab shortly. The complete details about the case will share on Sunday morning.Ayesha, who went missing on Wednesday night, and her body was discovered in some bushes on Friday.According to police sources, vermilion and turmeric were found smeared on the girl's body, leading to speculation that she may have been victim of black magic practitioners. Police also suspect that the girl may have been sexually assaulted.The girl reportedly left her home on Wednesday night around 9pm, informing her parents that she was going to meet her friend. But when she didn't return, her parents and relatives searched for her the whole night. The next day (Thursday), they filed a missing person complaint at the Magadi police station.