Monday, July 18, 2011

Child Sacrifices Planned for Steel Plant Site (India)

The Times of India
18 July 2011

Child sacrifice rumour: Villagers on rampage in Jharkhand


JAMSHEDPUR: Rumours that two infants would be sacrificed today at the project site of a upcoming plant in Jharkhand's Saraikela-Kharswan district provoked villagers who ransacked the premises and assaulted officials prompting police to fire in the air. [...]

The villagers alleged that a 12-year-old boy had earlier been sacrificed after the company unsuccessfully made efforts to install some equipment in the last few months. [...]
The Times of India
18 July 2011
Sacrifice rumour spurs project ransack
B Sridhar, TNN
The Telegraph [Calcutta]
19 July 2011
Villagers run amok at steel plant site

Times of India
20 July 2011

‘Villagers denied contracts attacked Abhijeet plant’

Sanjay Ojha, TNN

RANCHI: The attack on the upcoming integrated steel plant of Abhijeet Group in Saraikela-Kharsawan district was done by some villagers who were denied contracts by the company, sending shock waves to investors and administrative officials in the state. [...]