Police have arrested five teenaged boys who were conducting a bizarre ritual with the severed head of a dead baby in Dhaka’s Postogola.
The boys said they went to the Shyampur Crematorium at around 2:00am on Tuesday, dug up the buried body, and cut its head for the ritual to achieve supernatural powers, according to police.
The newborn of an Old Dhaka businessman was buried at the crematory on Monday following religious rites, said Shyampur Police Station OC Mizanur Rahman.
The boys were conducting the ritual, circling around the baby’s head, when Ansar members and city corporation workers noticed them, reports bdnews24.com.
Later, police buried the dead baby again and arrested the five teenagers.
The boys belong to the Dom community, a Bengali Hindu caste, of the neighbourhood, according to Mizanur.
A case has been started against the five and they will be produced in court, he said.