Goa police to tighten lose ends in serial killer case: Naik

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 19:07

Panaji: Learning lessons from the
frequent acquittals of alleged serial killer Mahanand Naik,
Goa police have decided to tighten the lose ends in rest of
the cases chargesheeted against him.

Naik, 30, booked for 14 murders of young women was
acquitted in first three cases by the local court by giving
him benefit of doubt.

State Home Minister Ravi Naik today said that the
department is studying all three orders and if require will
file supplementary additional chargesheet in other cases.

"We need to study the grounds for acquittal," he said.

The serial killer, a former rickshaw driver, shocked
the state after he confessed of putting to death 14 women in
the span of 15 years.

Mahanand, a married man, used to lure the women with a
promise to marry them and later kill them with their dupatta,
mostly after having sex with them on isolated places.

The Home Minister said that the police have fairly
done good investigation in all the cases but since they were
being investigated by different police inspectors, there were
some loopholes.

Naik said that the cases booked in Ponda police
station will end up in convictions as they are water tight and
have ample evidence to prove Mahanand guilty.

Mahanand has been acquitted in cases related to murder
of Nirmala Amolkar, Bhagu Upaskar and Surat Gaonkar.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 19:07

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