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7 women killed in same way; is a serial killer on the loose?

delhi Updated: Sep 21, 2007 02:29 IST
Vijaita Singh

IS THERE a serial killer stalking women in their homes in west Delhi’s Baljit Nagar? People believe there is. The police say they are investigating.

Three women have so far been murdered in the area — the first one on August 8 and the second two days later. On Thursday, 47-year-old Darshana was found murdered in her home.

There is a pattern here: the nature of the injuries and an unknown motive. All the victims were hit on the head with blunt objects. No valuables were stolen from their homes, which rules out robbery.

What is more intriguing is that around the same time last year, four women were murdered. The police confirm the deaths but say it is early to link them. “None of these cases are related. Still, we are investigating. We are verifying claims of women who were attacked,” said Rajesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police (southern range).

Savitri, 60, is one of the survivors. “I was hit on the head by someone last year. I was watching TV when it happened. I do not know what happened after that. I still cannot open my left eye,” she said. The family soon moved to another block.

“We are not even safe in our homes,” said Ekta Gulati, a local. A police officer, who did not want to be named, said: “He could be a psychopath... Since the murders have been happening for two years only in August and September, it may be linked to the calendar.