A man, allegedly mentally disturbed, sacrificed his eight-month-old son at Narainipurwa village in Barabanki district on Wednesday, the police said here.

Rajkumar Kanaujia sacrificed his infant son by hacking him with a sharp-edged weapon while his wife was cooking food, the police added.

Kanaujia, who was later arrested, told the police that he had a dream on Tuesday night about sacrificing his son. The accused is undergoing treatment for the past six months, they added. — PTI