Lucknow: A teenaged girl in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district allegedly killed a three-year-old boy to 'attain occult powers', police said on Friday.
The 15-year-old girl strangulated the child of her neighbour late on Thursday evening in the Chandiyana village of Bulandshahr, some 400 km from Lucknow.
'While the girl was performing some prayers with the body of the boy at a secluded place, some villagers noticed her and started assaulting her with wooden sticks,' police inspector Hari Singh told reporters in the district.
'We rushed to the spot and got the girl admitted to a hospital. Preliminary investigations reveal that she killed the three-year-old boy on the directions of some of her relatives involved in occult practices,' he added.
The girl, who is being treated at a hospital, has been booked for killing the boy.
Her parents were arrested a few months back for killing a two-year-old girl in a human sacrifice.