The Gurgaon police arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly murdering two people in Transport Nagar without any motive.
The accused, Sandeep, was popularly called ‘time pass’ among his neighbours in Gurgaon’s Naharpur village, the police said. This was because, he used to pick up fights with his victims for no reason and kill them.
“I was with a friend when we had a fight with him (the victim). I hit him on his head with a rock and killed another man too. I was drunk,” Sandeep told the Sadar police on Thursday. The police also arrested a minor, Sandeep’s partner in crime.
Before striking a conversation with his victims, Sandeep makes sure that he is not recorded.
The police officers questioning him were puzzled as Sandeep answered with a smile. “He comes across as a strange criminal who confessed to his crimes and doesn’t regret it,” said Vijay Kumar, SHO, Sadar Police station.
Sandeep also posed with the police officers when he was clicked for investigation purposes.
Sandeep committed both crimes in similar circumstances at venues 500 metres away from each other. “He called names to random passers-by. He used to fight with them and then kill them,” Kumar said.
Before February 21, Sandeep killed another stranger on November 16, 2015, at the same venue by hitting him on the head with a rock. Before that, he spent a month at Bhondsi jail for extortion.
A Class 8 pass-out, Sandeep lost his father, Ramesh, a decade ago. He started working as a tempo driver, but could not sustain for long. He lives with two brothers and his sister at Naharpur.
“He may have committed the crime after losing his cool. At times, acceptance of the guilt after confession takes time,” said Dr Brahmdeep Sindhu, faculty at the National Brain Research Centre.
On Thursday, Sandeep was produced before court while the minor was sent to the juvenile detention centre.