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In another horrifying case of “witchcraft” in India, a tantric master allegedly beheaded a 14-year-old girl to honor a deity in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district, the Times of India reported,

Police say the killing took place in the family home after the suspect promised to help her parents get 5kg of gold hidden in a forest area in Thathiya.

When the couple discovered it was a hoax, they called the police. Both the tantric master and the victim’s parents were arrested.

The police recovered the body and sent it for a postmortem examination.