Replay of Nithari! Delhi man held for raping, killing 15 children
New Delhi: In a replay
of the chilling Nithari killings, a man has been arrested from South Delhi for
sexually assaulting and killing at least 15 children since 2008, police said on
Sunday. His latest victim was a six-year-old girl a few days back.
The 24-year-old man,
Ravinder Kumar, was arrested on July 16 for raping and murdering the
six-year-old girl in Begumpur area of South Delhi.
“On July 14, we
received a missing complaint about the minor girl in Begumpur, and arrested
Ravinder Kumar after investigation on July 16,” Deputy Commissioner of Police
Vikramjeet Singh said at a press conference.
he confessed to the crime and also revealed that he sexually assaulted and
killed at least 14 other children since 2008,” the official said. Ravinder
Kumar, who hails from Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh, lived in Karala
village in Delhi.
“Ravinder seems to be a
person with a perverted mindset. At the time of arrest, his mental condition
was normal. If needed, we will opt for a brain mapping test along with his
psychological profiling,” the DCP said.
The official said
police were able to establish Ravinder Kumar’s involvement in seven such cases.
The victims were mostly from Delhi’s outer areas like Begumpur, Kanjhawala,
Samaypur Badli, Mundka and Vijay Vihar.
“This brings back
memories of the Nithari murders of 2005 and 2006 in Noida, where many young
girls reported missing were murdered by Surinder Koli,” the police official
Ravinder Kumar told police that he would lure children, both boys and girls,
with toffees or money, take them to isolated spots and rape them before
murdering. He then dumped the bodies in drains or buried them in fields.
The DCP said that on
July 14, a complaint was lodged at Begumpur police station of a minor girl
missing. During a search, the girl’s body was found in an abandoned house.
Police also found a
driving licence issued in the name of a man named Sunny, who at that time was
being interrogated in another case in Kanjhawala police station.
Sunny revealed that he
recently had a scuffle with Ravinder Kumar, who ran away with his motorbike and
also snatched his driving licence.
“We launched a manhunt
and nabbed Ravinder Kumar from Kanjhawala area. On being questioned, Ravinder
confessed to having murdered many more children earlier,” the DCP said.
Last year, Ravinder
Kumar was arrested for assaulting a minor boy in Begumpur. He abducted the boy
near his house and then fled after slitting his throat.
He assumed the boy was
dead, but he was saved as police found him bleeding in a septic tank of an
under-construction building, the DCP said. (With agency inputs)