An unemployed 20-years old man has confessed to rape and killing of nine girls aged between 3 and 7 in Delhi and three other cities since past 2-years, reports police.
The case highlighted the number of young girls, who went missing every year in India and raised the question of whether the police have enough resourced to investigate such heinous sex crimes.
After confession, the accused men were arrested on Monday with the charges of rape and murder. On November 11, he had killed a 3-years old girl after brutally raping her in a slum area of Gurugram borders in Delhi.
Gurugram Police’s assistant sub-inspector and Public relations officer said, “He used to first break the legs of the victims before attempting rape.” “Then he would murder them,” added the Police official.
On Tuesday, a court has granted police remand of the accused of 8-years said the Policeman adding that he yet have not hired a lawyer.
Police have connected three cases of dead children to his statement and are probing the rest, added the Police official.
Four cases are in Delhi, one each from Gwalior and Jhansi and three in Gurugram. However, the convict was not formally been charged and police often claimed success in solving crimes.
The convict used to work occasionally as a daily laborer and mostly used to work in kitchens, such as distributing free foods to needy.
He used to target young girls, who go to pick up free food, offered sweets or money, and kidnapped them, told the convict to Police.
The convict was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi has confessed of committing his last crime in Gurugram as he visited his sister in the same slum are where the victim girl used to reside, reports the Policeman.
An official of CRY (Child Rights Organisation) Priti Mahara said that “It is very unfortunate that such cases are still happening in India, despite the government framing a law and approving the death penalty for rape.”
She continued, “The police, government officials and society at large need to support the victims and their families.”