Indian police have charged 80 people for burying children alive in an ancient Hindu ceremony known as “the festival of pits.”
The ceremony, in which children — some less than a year old — are buried alive briefly and then dug up, was held on Monday in southern Tamil Nadu state, The Asian Age reported on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Superstition threatens infant life
From the Reuters report:
Posted by Hume's Ghost at 4/20/2005