Giving a new twist to the gruesome killings of 17 children at Nithari by the serial killers, parents of seven such unfortunate children have also accused their fellow villagers of being accomplice in the heinous crime.
On way back to Nithari after meeting the chief minister in the state capital on Sunday they had a brief halt in Kanpur city.
Talking to Hindustan Times parents of all the seven children were of the opinion that their neighbours also played a pivotal role in the killings of their children.
" Killings were going on for the past two years in an organised manner. It was not possible without the help of local residents," stated Sunil Biswas, father of one of the unfortunate victim Pushpa (13 years) killed by serial killers Moninder Singh Pander and his servant Surender Kohli.
Moninder and his servant never came to our village. Local residents who used to kidnap our children and hand them over to the killer duo, asserted Biswas.
Now we are being threatened by these unscrupulous elements to hush up the matter and not to rake up the issue any further, added Biswas. The hapless father also added that life of all the kin of victims was in danger. Biswas also claimed that he had met Surendra Kohli thrice after his arrest.
" I have met Surendra three times after his arrest and never he appeared to be mentally derailed," asserted Biswas. His memory was so sharp that he remembered each and every detail related to the 17 killings, added Biswas. " When I asked when about my daughter Pushpa, Surendra even remembered the exact colour of the dress she was wearing on the fateful day," stated Biswas.
All the family members of seven children also had complete faith on the recently transferred SSP of Noida RKS Rathore and demanded the revocation of his transfer orders.
James Thapa, father of another victim Nisha ( 10 years) stated that Rathore was instrumental in working out the case and arrest of the main culprits.
" After sustained investigation Rathore was on the verge of exposing those local residents of Nithari who acted as conduits for the two killers," added Thapa. These local residents use to kidnap our children and hand them over to the killers, asserted Thapa. The lone female member of the delegation Reeta Sarkar, mother of Deepali (12 years) also accused local residents of being hand-in-glove with the two killers.
These locals involved in the crime have explicitly threatened us of dire consequences after SSP Rathore is transferred, stated Sarkar. During our meeting with the CM in the state capital on Sunday last we had also requested the CM to revoke the transfer orders of the SSP Rathore and Circle Officer Dinesh Yadav, added Sarkar.
Sunil Biswas and James Thapa asserted that in their endeavour to get the transfer orders of the SSP Rathore and CO revoked they would go to any extent including hunger strike at the residence of CM. They added that if then also their demand were not met then they would take the extreme step of self-immolation.
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