The Cyberabad police have arrested three members of a gang of four serial killers, who confessed that they had murdered nine persons, including two women, in the last one year. The fourth accused is at large.
“The accused are migrant labourers and killed their victims by smashing the heads with boulders — all for money to buy liquor,” Cyberabad Police Commissioner S Prabhakar Reddy said.
“As of now, it not clear whether the accused sodomised all the victims before killing them. But one of the women was raped before being killed,” he said.
The three who were arrested are Nalubothula Ramulu, 23, Pakkiri Pavan, 21, and Amarachinta Ravindar Reddy, 28, a painter.
Reddy said the accused had killed nine persons, including two women, between January 5, 2006 and January 4, 2007. While investigating a double murder on January 2 this year, the police found out that the victims were last seen in the company of one of the accused near a wine shop.
The police worked on that clue and took one of the accused into custody and interrogated him. “The victims were killed for paltry amounts. The maximum they got after their killings was Rs 600,” Reddy said.
He said they took each of the victims to toddy shops and got them drunk. They would cajole them and take them to isolated places and kill them.