Panaji: The accused serial killers, arrested
by Goa police, have allegedly confessed to killing a
commercial sex worker of Meera Road area in Mumbai, police
said on Friday.
Chandrakant Talwar and Syron Rodrigues, the two accused
arrested in the serial killings, have alleged confessed before
the state police that they had strangulated one Priti, working
as a commercial sex worker and threw her body into bushes in
Manikpur police station in Thane district.
With the confession, the number of murders committed by
the gang goes up to six, all women, police said.
Deputy Inspector General Ravindra Yadav told reporters
that although the accused have confessed to killing the woman,
the facts will be verified with the respective police station.
The girl was killed sometime around last week of September
and first week of October, Yadav said.
Talwar and Rodrigues along with their two accomplices
Grishma Talwar and a 16-year-old girl were arrested by Goa
police for the series of murder cases.
The gang has confessed to killing four women in Goa whose
bodies were found between October 12 and October 13 and also
a woman at Virar in Mumbai whose highly decomposed body was
recovered from the roadside bushes.
Yadav said that the duo has stated that Priti, who met
them at Nallasopara was knowing Talwar and was given a lift in
the car to Mumbai.
While Rodrigues was driving, Talwar, who was sitting at
the back seat, reportedly strangulated Priti to death with a
thin wire and later flung the body into the bushes.
The accused, during the interrogation, has stated that
they were on their way back to Mumbai from Goa. He said Priti
owed Talwar Rs 2,000 which she was supposed to pay.
The DIG said the mobile phone belonging to Priti was
recovered from Talwar`s possession when he was arrested for
serial murder cases.
Talwar, Rodrigues and Grishma were arrested in Mumbai
this week and the 16-year-old girl was arrested from St Cruz,
a suburb of Panaji.