Serial Killer Arrested in Northern India for Beheading 15
A suspected serial killer accused of beheading 15 people, mutilating their bodies and keeping their skulls as souvenirs was arrested Saturday in northern India.
Police Superintendent P.K Tiwari told AFP Raja Kalandar, in his mid-30s, was detained at his home in the Indian city of Allahabad, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Uttar Pradesh's state capital Lucknow.
Tiwari said police had been investigating the death of Dhirendra Kumar, a journalist with the Aaj newspaper whose head was found in a pond near Allahbad, when they arrested Kalandhar.
Two skulls, which had been painted, were later found nearby. Tiwari said most of the victims, whose murders date back to 1988, had been beheaded -- LUCKNOW, India (AFP)
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