Video of animal sacrifice goes viral, police probe underway

  • | Sunday | 1st October, 2023

Kanpur: A video of an animal sacrifice in Bhairampur village of Naubasta police station area in Kanpur has gone viral on social media in which a priest could be seen holding a piglet and having a heated argument with a woman, who is protesting and asking him to not sacrifice the animal.After the video went viral, the police took the priest, who was performing the sacrifice, into custody. In the video, the priest while performing the sacrifice could also be heard threatening the woman. Introducing himself as Lalit Verma, resident of Bhairampur village, the priest told the woman to do whatever she wanted as he was not afraid of anyone. The Naubasta police detained the priest on the basis of the viral video.TOI however does not confirm the veracity of the viral video. Assistant commissioner of police (Naubasta) Abhishek Pandey said that during interrogation, priest Lalit Verma told them that it (animal sacrifice) was old tradition, and their ancestors had been observing it for years. They perform sacrifices every year to please their deity, Pandey said and added, Investigations are underway and action will be taken as per law.tnnWe also published the following articles recentlyFour kill priest, injure caretakerAn unidentified group killed a priest and injured a temple caretaker in an attack in Surendranagar district. The incident is believed to be a case of attempted robbery. In another news, pests were found in ice cream during a raid on an ice cream parlor by the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation. The municipal corporation suspended the sale of food items from the shop and instructed the owner to maintain cleanliness. The JMC-G mayor also took action against officials for cleanliness issues and instructed officials to make the city open waste depot free.Sangam city priests prepping for pitra pakshAs pitra paksh approaches, people are preparing for rituals to honor their ancestors souls. Priests in Prayagraj are offering to perform these rituals online for those who cannot travel to India due to the pandemic. Every year, people visit Prayagraj, Varanasi, and Gaya to perform pind daan and shradh during pitra paksh. The priests are expecting an increase in online bookings this year. E-pind daan packages are available, with detailed information about the deceased required for proper arrangements.Cop threatens mechanic, video goes viralA constable in Kanpur is seen in a viral video threatening a mechanic, claiming his grandfather committed thousands of murders. The constable has been identified as Surendra Dubey and an investigation has been ordered. The argument allegedly occurred when the constable asked the mechanic to not park vehicles on the road. The videos authenticity has not been confirmed.

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