The foetuses, all of which died between two and five months into pregnancy, were stolen from the Suk Niran Moo 1 Cemetery in Ban Chang district, where a cleansing ceremony was being arranged that would have included cremating the foetuses, said Supachai Warawuth, deputy chairman of the Buddhathamsongkhro Foundation.
Supachai filed a complaint with Ban Chang police on Saturday, claiming that about 10 people had entered the grounds, pried the cement lids off the foetuses’ graves and burned some of them in a bonfire along with personal effects buried with them.
Police launched an investigation that now has local administrators, military personnel from Sattahip Naval Base and area residents also looking for suspects.
The affair has alarmed superstitious residents, who cite the age-old practice of using unborn infants in black magic rituals to cast curses.
Published : December 23, 2018
By : Atchara Wisetsri The Nation