Police officials in three cities — Gurugram, Gwalior and Jhansi — are working to solve the cases of rape and murder involving minors allegedly perpetrated by Sunil Kumar, who was arrested on November 19 from Jhansi for allegedly raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Gurugram. Since then, at least seven such cases have been solved in the city, four each in Jhansi and Gwalior and one in Mahoba village of Uttar Pradesh from where Kumar comes.
Police and forensic team at the site where the remains of a fiveyearold girl was found in Gwalior on Saturday.
The police in Gurugram, Jhansi and Gwalior are now coordinating to trace the cases of minor girls, who had gone missing and later their bodies were recovered from different locations. Soon after his arrest, Kumar told police he raped and murdered at least 15 girls in different cities over seven years.
Shamsher Singh, assistant commissioner of police (crime), Gurugram, said teams from Jhansi and Gwalior are carrying out investigation and are visiting different places to collect evidence on the basis of inputs received from the accused.
According to the Gurugram police, a Gwalior police team had reached the city soon after the arrest of 20-year-old Kumar, a daily wager.
“The police have traced skeletal remains in two cases so far and are suspecting that he might be involved in more cases. The accused travelled to Delhi, Gwalior, and Jhansi frequently and never stayed at one location for a long period based on his mobile phone history,” said Singh.
Meanwhile, Government Railway Police station, Jhansi, contacted the city police and informed that they are suspecting Kumar’s involvement in four cases where minors were kidnapped from community lunches near railway station and the cases are unsolved. “We are collecting data and have found four such cases where minors were abducted and never returned. We have not recovered their bodies,” said an official.
“Once data is collected, the police teams will question Kumar. During his confession he had revealed that many times he slept on Jhansi railway station and targeted unattended minors,” said Singh.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police teams visited Gurugram but did not find anything substantial. “Threefour days ago, the
Gurugram police had informed us that the serial killer revealed he had raped and killed a girl near a gurudwara in Moti Bagh. Our team went there and interrogated the accused. However, his questioning did not yield anything substantial,” said Vijay Kumar, DCP (south).