Mythological event turns devastating after UP teen depicting Goddess Kali slits throat of 11-year-old at Bhagwat Katha

The villagers claim that the teenage boy was asked to get a blunt trident, but he got the knife for the play.

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A typical act of a mythological-religious narrative during a Bhagwat Katha turned deadly when a 14-year-old boy portraying Goddess Kali slashed the head of an 11-year-old in a village in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. All of this occurred on Wednesday in the village of Bambhiyapur.

According to media sources, the Bhagwat Katha was organized by the family of one Subhash Saini and had been going on for a few days at their home. On Wednesday, kids were dressing up as different religious figures as part of the celebration. One youngster, dressed as the goddess Kali, was among them, mock-slaying an eleven-year-old "demon."

However, the event turned depressive when the act of depicting Goddess Kali turned deadly after the knife being held by the boy enacting Kali struck the neck of another boy injuring him. Soon after the incident, the organiser's family rushed the boy to the hospital where he was declared dead.

Soon after getting the complaint, police reached the spot took the 14-year-boy for questioning and sent the body of the minor victim for postmortem. The organizer of the event has also been taken into custody, as per officials.

Meanwhile, the police have started the investigation in the case after an FIR under Section 304 of IPC registered on the name of a teenage boy on the complaint of the victim’s father.