Villagers attack house of accused
Maya gets a taste of public anger
The Noida police on Sunday fished out more severed limbs and lumps of flesh stashed in a bag from the drain running outside the house of Moninder Singh Pandher, one of the accused in the Noida serial killings, in Sector 31.
Also on Sunday, the police suspended two more constables, Kale Singh and Shiromani, posted on the Nithari beat. Seven police personnel have so far been suspended.
SP City (Noida) Saumitra Yadav said 17 bodies had been found and 10 identified. “We have not come across any more skulls till now - an indicator of the body count,” said Yadav. "So the death count remains 17. But more severed limbs and pieces of flesh were recovered today.”
The police suspect that a sex racket was being run from the house. Yadav said that Surendra had confessed to raping girls even after they were dead. “We are on the lookout for a pimp named Neelam of Faridabad,” said a police officer.
Angry villagers, meanwhile, lost their cool on Sunday afternoon when Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati reached the spot and tried to talk to the affected families. A mob of over 1,000 villagers blocked traffic and prevented Mayawati from leaving. They waved slippers at her and shouted slogans against her for trying to politicise the issue.
Villagers broke the seals on Pandher's house and entered the premises. They pelted the house with stones and damaged a car and windowpanes. A crowd also attacked the Noida Medical Centre nearby, which was in the eye of a storm over allegations of an illegal kidney trade racket.