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Nithari on boil amid revenge cries
Parmindar Singh

Noida, December 31
“Hand over the criminals who savagely killed our children and we shall cut them to pieces” was the refrain of parents and relatives of victims as bones and skeletons of children were still being dug out from Mohinder Singh’s residence at Nithari, Sector 31, Noida, where 38 children were done to death by the serial killer.

A leg bone of an adolescent and an arm bone of a child were found from the waste dug out from a drain. Among others, Dilbahadur Sikri, a security guard from Nepal, with a piece of cloth from his wife’s salwar, which was found in the waste, and a letter addressed to the District Magistrate, was moving from pillar to post to hand it over. “No cop ever registered an FIR for my wife, Nanda Devi Sikri, who went missing on October 21,” said Sikri.

The police claimed it had sent teams to find the missing kids, while SP Saumitra Yadav said “our role is over and no more press briefings will be held”.

However, politicians who seemed to have taken over where the police had left, put the UP Government and the police in the dock for “the height of carelessness and criminal neglect”.

After the visit of Congress leader Salman Khurshid yesterday, former UP Chief Minister and BSP leader Mayawati, who visited the scene today, said, “Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav should resign as Chief Minister on moral grounds” and if given a chance and voted to power, she would ensure a CBI probe into the crime and give the people a clean administration in the state without crime. As Ms Mayawati left, unrest and anti- police slogans rent the air again and the police had to lathicharge the crowd from one end to the other on the main Nithari road and inside village lanes.

The crowd pushed open the gates of Mohinder Singh’s house and vandalised it, damaging furniture, flower pots and windowpanes.

Local BJP MP and former Union Minister of State Ashok Pradhan said he had brought “the systematic abduction of children in Nithari to the notice of the SSP, the DM and even Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav five months ago.



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