Thursday, 21 August 2008

Religion can kill you!

A crocodile killed and devoured a 25-year-old man in Bangladesh who waded into a pond next to a shrine hoping to be blessed by the animal, police said on Thursday.

Rubel Sheikh and his mother travelled 30 miles from their home to visit the Muslim Khan Jahan Ali shrine, where the attack happened.

Hundreds of people visit the shrine every day to offer hens and goats to the five crocodiles living in the pond.

Part of the ritual also involves bathing in the water.

Source: Independent Online

Photo credit & more detail about the Khan Jahan Ali shrine: Crocodiles in Peril

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