New Delhi — An Indian couple has allegedly died by suicide through the use of a guillotine-like mechanism to decapitate themselves in a sacrificial ritual, police mentioned Sunday.
Hemubhai Makwana, 38, and his spouse Hansaben, 35, each died by decapitation after utilizing a selfmade bladed mechanism in a hut on their farm within the western state of Gujarat, police mentioned.
“The couple first ready a fireplace altar earlier than placing their heads below a guillotine-like mechanism held by a rope,” Indrajeetsinh Jadeja, a police sub-inspector, was quoted as saying by Indian information shops. “As quickly as they launched the rope, an iron blade fell on them, severing their heads, which rolled into the fireplace.”
Fireplace is taken into account sacred in Hinduism and it performs a major function in a number of worship rituals. The couple apparently designed the system used of their beheading in such a method that their heads would roll into the fireplace altar, finishing their sacrificial ritual.
Police, who mentioned that they had discovered a suicide observe addressed to members of the family, have launched an investigation. The couple is survived by two youngsters and their dad and mom.
The incident befell someday between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, when police have been alerted.
Relations reportedly informed police that the pair had provided prayers within the hut each day for the final yr.
Ritual human sacrifices should not unknown in India, the place official information present there have been greater than 100 reported instances between 2014 and 2021. However virtually all recognized instances of human sacrifice contain folks killing others to please gods, relatively than themselves.
Earlier this month, Indianfor murdering a girl in 2019 inside a Hindu temple in Guwahati, in what they mentioned was a case of formality human sacrifice.
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