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Another serial sex killings busted

While probing sexual murders, police stumble on nine bodies in Hyderabad.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2007 17:42 IST

Police investigating the sexual murders of two labourers have stumbled on a second serial killing case in the space of a few days, digging up nine bodies so far in Hyderabad.

"We are recovering bodies one after another," said S Prabhakar Reddy, a top police official.

The killings follow the discovery of skulls from 17 people, mostly children, at a house near New Delhi, in another murder drama that has transfixed India.

Police had arrested two men after two labourers in Hyderabad, a centre for the tech sector, were sodomised and their heads smashed with a boulder.

The arrested men told interrogators they had sodomised or raped and killed 13 people, most of them men but including two women.

The arrested men appeared to belong to a gang that lured labourers and street dwellers with liquor and then sexually abused them before crushing their heads to kill them, Reddy said.

The murders have rattled residents of Hyderabad, which has offices for a number of the top names in information technology, including Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Oracle and Google.