CBI finds three more skulls in Nithari
CBI sleuths unearth three more human skulls, torso and few bones in the drains behind Pandher's house, reports Kapil Datta.Updated: Jan 14, 2007 02:14 IST
Three more skulls — believed to be of children — and other skeletal remains have been found from drains near the Noida home of businessman Moninder Singh Pandher, who along with his servant Surender Koli, are the main suspects in the Nithari serial killing case.
A CBI team recovered the skulls on Saturday while scanning drains that had not been searched by the Noida Police. Last month the police had recovered 17 skulls from another drain near house number D-5, Pandher’s home where the murders are believed to have taken place. Pandher and Koli were arrested soon after.
The majority of the victims were children from the nearby Nithari village.
The CBI investigators also found two bags containing human remains in the main drain, which is connected to the drain near D-5.
They recovered clothes and footwear, believed to belong to the victims. The exhumed human remains were sealed in bags and taken away for forensic tests.
As news of the find spread, neighbours and people from Nithari flocked to the house. Some women wept, holding up pictures of their missing children.
Residents said at least 38 people, mostly children, were missing from the area and that the police had ignored their complaints.
Meanwhile, an inquiry committee of the ministry of women and child development looking into allegations of police negligence in the case has prepared its report.
The panel has found serious lapses on part of the police in handling cases of the missing persons, news agency
The report will be handed over to the CBI on January 17.
First Published: Jan 13, 2007 20:43 IST