INDIA: A surrogate woman who is pregnant with a couple's child was raped by the biological father of the baby she is carrying in her womb.
In a further twist to the already complicated case, the victim called up the police officials involved in the case and told them that she wished to get married to the rapist, reports The Times of India.
The officials asked her to submit a written application with her intentions.
The 30-year-old pregnant surrogate woman had earlier claimed that the son of a a junior policeman had abducted her and raped her at his home. She also claimed that she hired her bear him a child. However, the investigation revealed that the man was not a married while the surrogate woman was divorced earlier.
Police are probing the details of the current pregnancy and if it is really a case of surrogacy and who is the father listed in the documents.
This is the woman's second surrogate pregnancy. Police are trying to figure out the details of her first pregnancy and where the child is located now and finally if she simply sold her baby to a childless couple.
Till the police manage to sort the tangles out, it is unlikely if the victim will have her wish.
'They ate their victims' brains raw'
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: In a cult related crime, members have allegedly chewd off a witch doctor's organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’.
The ‘cannibal cult’ live in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, reveal the country's police. According to the report in Mirror, the 29 cult members allegedly ate their victims' brains raw and made soup from their private parts.
The members believed that their victims practised sorcery and extracted money from poor villagers for supernatural services, says the daily.
Police officials believe that there could be 700 and 1,000 members of the cult in several villages in the country's interior parts. They could also be cannibalistic in nature. Murder is punishable by death in Papua New Guinea, a poor South Pacific island nation.
Mirror says: "Cannibalism was part of traditional culture in Papua New Guinea, where human flesh was known as "long pig," and survived in isolated pockets into the latter part of the 20th century while the country was under Australian colonial rule."