Here’s a story that is currently unfolding in Illinois where a woman has disappeared while on her way to perform a religious ritual. Is there anyone out there who can anyone shed some light on this ritual?
Here’s to a positive outcome…
Police divers searched the Des Plaines River on Wednesday for a missing woman who had planned to place a damaged statue of a Hindu deity in the water when she disappeared Monday.
Anu Solanki disappeared on her way to perform a religious ritual in the icy Des Plaines River in Illinois.
The statue of the deity Ganesh, revered as the god of good fortune and wisdom, was broken in the mail when it arrived in a package sent by relatives, said Anu Solanki’s husband, Dignesh.
A religious leader told them it should be wrapped in a red cloth and placed in a lake or a river to prevent bad luck, Solanki said Wednesday morning during a cell phone interview as he watched the divers searching the river.
Authorities fear 24-year-old Anu Solanki may have slipped underwater while placing the statue in the river. Divers were searching the river Wednesday near where her car was found in a forest preserve in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling. [fulll story]