Belief × Anger × Greed = Beast : Corona Chronicle #048

They were eating food and smoking weed together.

They were in the temple premises of Bandhahuda village in Narsinghpur,  Odisha.

One of them was a person who abandoned his family long ago.

He lived in the temple premises since then. His friend was a bachelor who often used to visit the temple at night for his dose of weed.

After they both had dinner and smoked the ‘ganja’, something happened.

He beheaded the other person.

A bird of doom was flying over the temple premises.

At around midnight, he went to the police  station and surrendered.

A chill ran down the spines of the police officers when a ‘bhagva’ clad in his 70’s claimed that he had performed a human sacrifice to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The previous night, he saw Brahmani Devi in his dreams who ordered him to sacrifice a human to stop the pandemic from spreading any further.

The police has another angle to the story.

The police say that he has confessed after interrogation that he killed his friend because he ate his dinner.

The police say that they both entered in a quarrel as his friend ate his dinner, when he picked up a sharp weapon and with a swift movement beheaded his friend.

Some residents of the area where they belonged say that he and his friend had long standing disputed over a mango orchard in the village.

His name is Sansari Ojha and is 72 years old who is a priest and is the accused.

His friend’s name was Saroj Kumar Pradhan and was 52 years old.

Belief × Anger × Greed = Beast.

Disclaimer: Based on true events.

– Tanisha Agrawal

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