Son attacks mother to sacrifice to goddess Laxmi at Ranchi and arrested Jharkhand capital Ranchi , Police have arrested a 26 year old man in of trying to sacrifice his mother under the influence of drugs to appease a Hindu goddess.On Wednesday to offer her to Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, the accused, Umesh Singh, attacked his mother, 60 year old Sushila Devi in her sleep with a dagger. The old woman started bleeding before local residents came into the house, after her screams, police said.Sushila is now recovering. “We will take punitive actions against accused,” said Khelari police station in-charge, Subodh Srivastava.The victim, who is a widow, said she has two sons, Umesh being the younger one. Both were daily-wage laborers’ but Umesh stopped working and spent his time in drug addiction and prayers.Police said Umesh wanted to offer a rooster to Laxmi but didn’t find anyone. He returned home and attacked his mother to offer her blood to the Laxmi. Neighbors said Umesh spent long time in loud prayer during the night.
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