Udayan Das, who confessed to have killed and entombed his girlfriend in Bhopal, was inspired by Hollywood movie ‘Devil’s Knot’ and the drama series Crime Scene Investigation: New York, the police have said.
“He got the idea bury Akansha Sharma under a marble tomb by watching these,” Bankura Superintendent of Police Sukhendu Hira said.
Police sources said that around 2,500 CDs of Hollywood films and TV series that were mostly based on crime have been recovered from his house.
Akansha was allegedly murdered by Udayan last year in December. The incident came to light after the West Bengal Police searched for Akansha in Bhopal, following a complaint lodged by her father.
According to police, Udayan had unfriended Akansha on social media. He told police during interrogation that he strangled Akansha in a fit of rage.
He also confessed to have murdered his parents back in 2012 and buried them in a garden at their residence.
“Das had 100 email accounts and 100 Facebook profiles… He tried to establish that he was very rich. He purportedly brainwashed Akansha using his fake identity,” said a police officer.
“He was an introvert and was often bullied by his friends in Bhopal for his physical appearance… Later, he went on to hack the Orkut profiles of two of his friends… They had to delete their profiles. Udayan considered this an achievement… He is a very sharp with extensive knowledge of computers… As he was bullied, he may have developed such a destructive personality,” said the officer.
According to police, he murdered his parents only for “financial gain”.
A police officer said that the motive behind murdering Akansha was still not clear.
“He is a hard nut to crack and we need time to find out the exact motive… We believe it was a cold blooded murder… Udayan was confident of keeping the woman’s murder under wraps since he had already murdered his parents… He was using all their money and properties,” he said.