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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Bangladesh Brickmaker Beheaded to Redden Bricks

Fortune teller calls for human sacrifice

By Mary Papenfuss
Posted Mar 22, 2010 10 3:17 AM CDT
(Newser) – A Bangladeshi man was beheaded in a bizarre ritual to improve a local brick business. When owners became concerned that bricks in a northern village were losing their sought-after reddish hue, a fortune teller encouraged a human sacrifice. Four laborers, following owners' orders, killed a 26-year-old fellow worker and baked his head in a kiln in an effort to redden the bricks. The workers have been busted and police are searching for the owners and fortune teller, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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