An image of four people who police say have confessed to their role in the murder of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar in Nepal. A fifth man, Kodai Harijan, also admitted he took part in the crime. He said he was told by a shaman (seen far right) that the sacrifice would help his ill son.
A photo of 10-year-old Jivan, whose body was found on July 24 on the outskirts of Kudiya village, in southwest Nepal. He'd been missing for three days.
Jivan's mother dressed in green, stands with family members. According to testimony given to police, her son was lured away from their village with the promise of biscuits and the equivalent of 49 cents.
An image of the temple site where the religious ritual was allegedly performed. The boy's body was found in a field near the temple; his throat had been slit.
Angry villagers ransacked Harijan's house after reports of his involvement emerged, police said. Kudiya village, in the Nawalparasi district bordering India, is home to some of the country's poorest and uneducated people -- often known as "untouchables" in the traditional caste system.