The gruesome tale of sexual abuse and serial killing of dozens of children that has shocked India got even weirder with the discovery of more skeletal //remains and revelations that the main culprit was a rich businessman from Punjab who preyed on his innocent victims for almost two years.
Police did not rule out the angle of human organ trading too as distraught parents of missing children thronged the road in front of a villa in Noida's Sector 31 from where the skulls were found. The parents, mostly daily wagers, say the police were callous in their attitude to the missing person complaints they had filed as they were poor.
The businessman owner of the house Mohinder Singh and his domestic help Surendra Kohli, alias Satish, were arrested Friday on charges of molesting and murdering children.
Police stumbled on the skeletons while investigating the murder of a girl who was missing from Nithari village, adjoining the area, for the past six months.
"We have recovered 16 skeletons till now, but the figure could rise as more skeletal remains are being found from the drain," said Rajesh Kumar Singh Rathore, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Noida.
The skeletons are suspected to be of 38 children, between 3-11 years of age and mostly girls, who had gone missing while playing near a water tank at Nithari village, a semi-rural village on the edges of this upscale suburban town, in the past 21 months. The first kidnapping was reported in March 2005.
"It is too early to reveal the details of the investigations. The two men would strangle the children, cut them into pieces and bury the bodies in a two-feet deep ditch behind the house," said the police official. "We have recovered blades from the house that must have been used as cutters."
"Both the men have admitted to their crime," added Rathore.
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