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Police disprove serial killer theory in south Delhi murders

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police have debunked theories making rounds about a "serial killer" on the prowl in south and southeast Delhi, calling the murders a "coincidence" with probes into each of them unearthing different motives and murderers.

However, two cases have come to light where the police claim that they might be related.

After six bodies were found within a radius of 10 kilometre of each other in south and southeast Delhi with their body parts missing, theories had emerged that the deaths are related to each other.

"It's a coincidence that they have happened in the same time. One of the cases has been solved and in the other cases the investigation is at an advanced stage," Delhi Police spokesperson and Joint Commissioner (southwest) Dependra Pathak said.

"The discussion about serial killings is bereft of truth. There are different intentions, different motives and murderers that have emerged during our investigation," he said.

The body of a woman, wrapped in a black polythene, with a tattoo mark was found lying outside Ganganath Mandir near Vasant Vihar. In the second incident, headless body of a woman was found in a sewer tank in Munirka.

Police claim that these two murders that took place last month might be related.

Based on their tattoos, police questioned several tattoo artists in the area and identified the women.

Both of them hailed from the same village and were working at a spa, sources said.

They had allegedly been lured into escort services and had some fallout with their employer who allegedly murdered them with the help of his accomplices, they said.

Police has identified the accused and they are likely to be arrested soon. The body's head hasn't been recovered and police is waiting for the arrest to find the missing part, sources added.

In another incident, body of a woman, in her 20s, with injury marks on the neck was found lying under a car near Khanpur T-point on November 30. The woman has been identified and no link in that case has been established with the other two murders, police said.

A case where a woman's body was hacked into two parts in Amar Colony area, her live-in partner was arrested on Wednesday.

In Sangam Vihar, the mutilated body of a man was found with injuries and lower limbs chopped off on December 2.

In a shocking incident on December 4, a 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having "unnatural sex" with corpse of a woman near Sarai Kale Khan bus stand along the bank of Yamuna river. The woman's face was smashed due to which no identification has been done yet.

The police is investigating whether the man arrested was the one who killed her.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, December 09 2016. 22:42 IST