The Delhi Police suspect that a psychotic killer is at large in the city with the recovery of two bodies — both men and killed in similar style — from almost the same spot in south Delhi's Nehru Place area within a span of five months.
According to sources, both the victims were sodomised before being murdered and their faces were badly disfigured in an apparent bid to hide their identity. Senior police officers confirmed that the postmortem examination of one victim, whose body was found in November 2011, had revealed unnatural sex.
Since both the victims were murdered in a similar way and were dumped at the same spot, the police are suspecting involvement of person/persons who could be suffering from a psychological disorder.
In the latest incident, the police found a body on March 14 from Aastha Kunj in Nehru Place. It was spotted by a passerby who called up the police control room, which in turn alerted the Amar Colony police station, said a police source.
"A police team found that the face of the victim was disfigured. The body was sent for postmortem examination and a case of murder was registered at the Amar Colony police station in connection," said a police officer.
The police launched an investigation into the matter and later established the victim's identity. It was Raju, 44, a taxi driver who lived with his family in Zamroodpur area in south Delhi. During the course of investigations, the officer said, it was learnt a body of another man with similar injuries was found almost at the same spot in November last year.
"The face of that person was also disfigured and his postmortem examination had revealed that he was sodomised before being killed. Despite meticulous efforts, the identification of the victim could not be done," the officer added.
Asked if Raju was also sodomised by his killer(s), a senior police officer said they are waiting for his final postmortem examination report before reaching any conclusion.
However, the police claimed a breakthrough in the case with two arrests.
"We have already made a breakthrough in the case and have identified two suspects. The link between both the cases could be established only after their detailed interrogation," the officer said.