Pathanamthitta: It is reported that two women were beheaded, sacrificed and buried in Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta district, as part of occultism or black magic. Mohammed Shafi alias Rashid, a Perumbavoor native (Ernakulam district), is reported to be the agent who facilitated the women traffic operations.
Reports suggest that the agent took two women to the residence of Bhagaval Singh and Laila, the Elanthoor-based couple, for human sacrifice. The couple and the agent Shihab are now in police custody. One woman, Padma from Kadavantra, Kochi Corporation, is basically a Tamil Nadu native. Rosely, the other woman, is from Kalady near Aluva, Ernakulam district. Initial information suggest that the sacrifice was performed for the financial prosperity of the arrested couple. And Shihab got lakhs of rupees from the couple for organising the women for human sacrifice. He pretended as a high priest of occultism and convinced the couple that they would turn rich and prosperous if they went for human sacrifice. He even had sex with Laila, saying that it was part of the ritual.
Padma was a lottery vendor, whereas Rosely was a salesgirl. According to the information from police authorities, the matter was exposed in connection with the ‘missing case of Padma’. The enquiry in connection with the missing case of Padma led the police to Thiruvalla. Then they came across Rosely’s missing case. The consequent enquiries led to the shocking revelation.
The police have recovered the mortal remains said to be of the slain women. They were found buried among the trees in the premises of the house of the couple in Elavanthoor, Pathanamthitta district.
It is reported that the police are tight-lipped about the modus operandi of the killing, because, it is too brutal to tell the public. However, there are reports that the women were tied to the cot tightly, and Laila beheaded them after cutting the entire body with weapons. Later on bodies were cut into pieces.
The news has startled the whole state. Ruling CPM has been talking on top of its voice from rooftops that Kerala is the role model not only for the entire country but also for even Europe. It was for belittling the conditions in BJP-ruled states like UP, Gujarat, etc. Now this is a fatal blow to the ruling apparatus. Because, the home ministry is presided over by the CM and CPM supremo Pinarayi Vijayan.
But, reports come up regarding active links of Bhagaval Singh with CPM. His FB post carries a page of Deshabhimani, CPM’s mouthpiece, and a colourful picture of Ms Veena George, Health Minister, belonging to CPM. It also carries salutations to Pinarayi Vijayan. Bhagaval Singh is an active CPM worker and former Branch Secretary of the Communist Party, and at present a Local Committee member. He is also a leader of the farmers’ organisation controlled by CPM.
BJP state president K. Surendran told the media that Shihab is reported to have links with Islamic terrorist organisations. Therefore, a thorough enquiry is required. The link between CPM and Islamic extremists also should be investigated.