The village of Ekachakra, belonged to the part of the kingdom, ruled by Vetrakeeya. The feeble king had entrusted the protection of his subjects in Ekachakra with a powerful baron named Baka.

Baka belonged to a cannibalistic tribe, and demanded periodic human sacrifices as a reward for protecting the people of Ekachakra.

The unfortunate victim had to drive up to him in a donkey cart full of food for him and his servants. Everything including the driver, and the donkey would be consumed.