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Gurugram: Serial rapist confesses to killing 9 children over 2 years, says police

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 22 Nov 2018, 01:15:31 PM
The unemployed youth used to abduct young girls either from near bhandaras or from slum areas when their parents were away for work. (Picture for representation)

New Delhi:

A 20-year-old unemployed man confessed to raping and killing at least nine girls aged between three and seven over the past two years in Delhi and three other cities, the police said on Wednesday. The accused, identified as Sunil Kumar, told the police that four of his victims were from Delhi, three from Gurugram, and one each from Jhansi and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. The confession followed Monday’s arrest of the man on charges of raping and killing a three-year-old girl on November 11 in a slum area of Gurugram.

According to reports, Kumar used to abduct young girls either from near bhandaras at religious places or from slum areas when their parents were away for work. “He used to first break the legs of the victims before attempting rape,” said Subhash Boken, an assistant sub-inspector and public relations officer with the Gurugram police. “Then he would murder them,” as quoted by news agency Reuters. Kumar confessed to later raping and killing them. The police are reportedly verifying his claims. 

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A court on Tuesday granted police remand of the man for eight days, Boken said, adding that he did not yet have a lawyer.

A report in The Hindu says that after extensive investigation, the police came to know that the wanted criminal picked up girls from community feasts outside religious places, thus they laid a trap for him at three different occasions before he was caught. “We had information that he preferred to eat at community feasts at religious places and slept on the roads. We conducted three community feasts on November 13, 22 and 24 laying a trap for him,” Gurugram DCP (Crime) Sumit Kuhar said. 

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The police said that on the earlier two occasions, the police had no clue but this time around he was seen luring the victim. He was also captured on a CCTV camera at a group housing society along with his victim and his relatives also provided his picture. He was nabbed from at Uttar Pradesh’s Magapur village on Monday. Sunil was produced before the court in the afternoon and remanded in eight days police custody, the police said.

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First Published : 22 Nov 2018, 01:15:22 PM

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