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Noida killings: police visit Malda village

A police contingent visits a village in Malda district of W Bengal to inquire into the antecedents of Maya Sarkar.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2007 14:27 IST

A police contingent visited a village in Malda district of West Bengal on Friday to inquire into the antecedents of Maya Sarkar, domestic help of Mohinder Singh Pandher, prime accused in the serial killing of children in Noida.

Maya Sarkar, who has been arrested in Noida, hailed from Nalagola Purbapara village under Bamungola in Malda district.

Anil Roy, Officer-in Charge of Bamungola police station, who visited the village, said the police would also inquire into the number of children missing from the area in the last two years in view of the Noida killings.

Roy said that Maya Sarkar had been working in Noida with her husband Nitya Sarkar. The couple had left the village to earn a living.

Maya was the second wife of Nitya. His first wife too lived and worked in Noida, police said.

Nitya Sarkar has two children, aged 15 and 11, by his two wives. Both the children are schoolgoing.

Villagers told the police that the family once poor like their neighbours, used to visit the village once in a while and had of late adopted a flashy lifestyle raising the suspicion of neighbours.

First Published: Jan 05, 2007 17:31 IST