Posted on October 28, 2005

Indian Documentary Exposes Cannibalism Among Secret Hindu Sect

AP, Oct. 27

BOMBAY, India — A new Indian documentary focuses on a secretive sect of Hindu ascetics who eat corpses in the belief that ingesting dead flesh will make them ageless and give them supernatural powers.

“Feeding on the Dead,” a 10-minute documentary, delves into the little-known world of the Aghori sect, whose holymen pluck dead bodies from the Ganges River in northern India.

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