The Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test results have established that there are at least two people behind the murders of the three minor girls, of whom one was raped, at Colaba and Cuffe Parade.
This comes in stark contrast to the earlier police belief that a serial killer could have been responsible for the murder of the three children.
Iqbal Shaikh, assistant commissioner of police, Colaba division, confirmed to Hindustan Times that the semen samples found from the second victim at Macchimar Nagar, and third victim from the sea near Nariman Point were different.
An official investigating the case said they had reached a dead end. “Of the 900 odd DNA samples, 200 samples we got in the first batch have turned out to be negative and most samples in the second batch also have not yielded much,” the official said requesting anonymity.
The police has collected DNA samples of nearly 900 people living in the area. However, there has been no breakthrough in the case.
Since the police found the body of two-year-old Angel Fernandes by the sea near Maker Towers in south Mumbai, they began rounding up suspects and have interrogated over 150 suspects.
Police officials said some of the old suspects would be questioned again.