The Ernakulam magistrate court remanded the three accused of killing two women as a human sacrifice in black magic rituals in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta into judicial custody on Wednesday.
The accused will be held under judicial remand for 14 days, ending on October 26. Today, the accused appeared in the Ernakulam District Session Court.
Earlier on Tuesday, the City Police Commissioner CH Nagaraju said that three people, including one woman, were accused of enticing and murdering the ladies reportedly as a human sacrifice in black magic rituals.
“Two dismembered remains were discovered buried inside the grounds of a home in the Pathanamthitta district within 24 hours of their disappearance,” police added.
“The killings were savage; the ladies were murdered within 24 hours of going missing. The manner of murder is indescribable “Nagaraju previously stated.
The killings occurred between June 6 and September 26, according to the official.
Following a complaint of a missing lady made in September, Kadavanthra police launched the case in Kochi.
The detained individuals were identified as Shafi and Bhagaval Singh and Laila, a husband and wife team.