Desperate parents bury infant alive on advice from Indian mystic

Parents bury infant alive on advice from astrologer | The Jakarta Post.

A nine-day-old infant was buried alive by the parents on the advice of an astrologer in Hapur, in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

Malaysia Nanban reported that the ill-advised parents had put the baby in an earthen pot and buried it three feet in the ground behind their house on April 12.

Surprisingly, the baby survived.

The child was rushed to a local hospital where his condition is said to be improving.

The couple, Kiran Pal, 37, and his wife, 34, as well as astrologer Nizaam, will be charged with attempted murder.

The astrologer had reportedly assured the couple their newborn would have a long life if they put the baby in the earthen pot and buried him.

Tip: reddit.com/skeptic

It is difficult to comprehend how people can act this way. This article will help explain it a little more. Their previous children had all died. They seemed much concerned about the health of this one and consulted the “tantrik” who gave them this awful advice. They did not intend to kill the child. The neighbors spotted them visiting the burial to check on the child’s improvement.

People get desperate. And they resort to desperate measures. Even in western society, we resort to supernatural forces and unusual methods that supposed experts tell us will help – experimental treatments, curse removal, psychic surgery, exorcism, just to cite a few that have been in the news lately.

  1 comment for “Desperate parents bury infant alive on advice from Indian mystic

  1. Massachusetts
    April 18, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Clearly a disturbing story. It will be interesting to see as time goes on what treatments and emergency measures we take for granted now that will someday seem dangerous, stupid or downright insane.

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