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More bones found at Nithari

Parents of missing children find more bones near the 'house of horrors'.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2007 15:46 IST

Parents of children allegedly butchered in a swanky bungalow found more bones overnight, sparking fresh protests on Friday over the serial rape and murder of 21 people near this northern Indian village.

Police officers outside the shuttered bungalow of the main accused Moninder Singh Pandher said the bones were found in silt dug out from a drain where 42 bags filled with human body parts were recovered earlier.

"They appear to be part of lower human jaws but we are not sure," inspector Jagdish Singh said at the site.

Pandher and his servant, Surinder Koli, face 21 charges of rape and murder.

Villagers say that as many as 40 children have disappeared since 2004. The remains of 21 people, mostly children, have been sent for forensic tests and DNA sampling.

Police say Koli has confessed to having abudcted children from Nithari and then killing them in his boss's two-storied home—dubbed the "House of Horrors" by the media.

He has also admitted to rape, cannibalism and necrophilia, according to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The purported new find of bones rekindled protests in Nithari, a village of 20,000 Bengali-speaking migrant workers, with parents of some of the missing children trying to reach Pandher's house, witnesses said.

"Hang the killers of our children," shouted several dozen protesters, including parents of missing children.

First Published: Feb 02, 2007 14:10 IST