Police nabs Ripper-style killer for bludgeoning 9 to death

  • PTI, Kochi
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 18:59 IST
Kunjumon, a drug addict, began his killing spree in 2007. (Representative image)

Police on Monday arrested a painter nine years after he allegedly went on a Ripper-style killing spree bludgeoning at least nine persons sleeping on pavements to death.

Kunjumon, a drug addict, began his killing spree in 2007, police said.

His modus operandi was to rob persons sleeping on pavements and then bludgeon them to death with a huge stone if they awoke.

Recently, he had tried to attack a man, who managed to escape.

Following a police complaint, Kunjumon was arrested and during questioning, confessed to killing at least nine persons, police said.

Ripper-style attacks refer to an unidentified serial killer named ‘Jack the Ripper’ who was thought to have brutally murdered and mutilated five prostitutes in impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London from 1888 to 1891.

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