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Serial killer leads cops to bodies of 2 victims
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 30
Even as the local police today recovered the bodies of two children, Khursheed (4) and his cousin Roku (6), who were allegedly sexually assaulted and killed by “baby killer” Darbara Singh, from a pit on the roadside near Kadianwali village, the court of Ilaqa Magistrate K.K. Kareer remanded him in 10 days’ police custody.

Khursheed, a son of Mohammed Vaqil, and his cousin Roku were abducted by Darbara Singh from near their house in Basti Mithu on October 25.

Darbara Singh also identified the spot in Shah Changi village where he had dumped the body of another child, Laloo Parsad (6), after murdering him on August 16.

After his medical examination and court appearance, the police took Darbara Singh to a place near Kadianwali village, where the accused located the pit in which he had dumped the bodies of Khursheed and Roku after killing them on October 25.

The bodies, which were recovered in the presence of an Executive Magistrate, had not yet decomposed. While the body of Khursheed had clothes on, Roku’s body was naked and the throat had been slit.

“Darbara Singh killed Khursheed as he feared he could identify him,” said Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, who lead the recovery operation. “We will also take him to the Khadoor Sahib-Rayyia area, where Darbara Singh has confessed to have dumped a large number of bodies,” added Mr Bhullar.

Meanwhile, Nishu (8), who had escaped from the clutches of Darbara Singh and was found lying seriously injured in fields near Jandu Singha village last week, has identified Darbara Singh from his pictures in various newspapers, it was learnt. She is at present being treated at the PGI in Chandigarh. 

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