(DAILYMAIL) — A 10-year-old boy was mutilated and sacrificed in a witchcraft ceremony, police have reportedly said.

An Indian worker is alleged to have told officers that he murder the boy, identified as Pranshu, a third year standard student, in a bid to help his wife become pregnant, the Times of India said.

The body of the child was found by his father in a sugarcane field in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with mutilated ears and heels two days after he went missing.

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