New Delhi: Ravinder Kumar, a 23-year-old serial rapist-killer who was arrested from South Delhi last week, has reportedly revealed during police interrogation that he was involved in far more number of crimes than previously thought.
As per Zee Media's Raju Rai, Kumar – a bus cleaner - has admitted to 15 more crimes. He had previously admitted to, along with his close friends, kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing about 15 children between 2008 and 2015 in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
The latest admission now takes the total number of crimes committed by the serial killer to 30.
Kumar was arrested last week on suspicion of killing a six-year-old girl and subsequently made chilling revelations before the city police during interrogations about how he lured children and his unending desire for sexual acts with corpses.
Kumar reportedly told police that he used to lure children with candies and kill them if they resisted. He then used to have sex with their bodies – a behaviour matching the psychological condition known as 'necrophilia' or a desire for sexual acts with corpses.
The serial child killer, who had been on the run till his arrest last week, claimed that he turned into a different person every time he had drinks with his close friends - Dharmender and Kishan – and watched pornographic movies.
He then used to set out with his friends to lure children, kidnap, rape and murder them eventually.
In his confessional statement, Kumar admitted to having committed his first crime when he was barely 17. A labourer's girl child from a Metro construction site was his first victim. He took the girl to an isolated place, had sex with her and then dumped the body after killing her.
Police, however, could not find a record of the crime as it was not reported.
Getting scot free after committing the first crime made Kumar confident about committing more such crimes in the future, he told the interrogators.
In 2009, Kumar kidnapped a labourer's son from Vijay Vihar, sodomized and strangled him. However, this time a case was registered against him but he managed to evade law due to lack of eyewitnesses and evidence.
Kumar claimed that he had killed 11 of his victims after they resisted his attempts to sexually assault them or identified him.
Elaborating about his modus operandi, Kumar told police that he usually committed the crimes in the afternoon or in the early hours.
"He would go around colonies looking for children playing outside their house or near latrines and lure them with money and sweets. If they refused, he would simply gag and pick them up," a police officer was quoted as saying by a leading daily.
In exceptional cases, if the victim agreed to not reveal the matter Kumar would let him/her go.
According to police, Kumar also admitted to having committed two crimes in Kanjhawala and Mundka in 2011.
He even targeted two 14-year-old friends of a relative while visiting his aunt during a marriage ceremony in Aligarh in 2012. However, they were let off after they promised to keep quite about the incident.
Kumar also admitted to having preyed on three other children in the locality, details of which are being sought from UP Police.
In his confessional statement, Kumar accepted that he committed two such crimes in Noida in 2013 while working as a cleaner with the contractor of a transport company.
Local police are trying to trace the family of these victims and verify all details provided by him.
DCP (outer) Vikramjit Singh told reporters that Kumar will be subjected to a narcotic brain mapping by psychologists to understand out his mental character.
The arrest of Ravinder Kumar and his subsequent confession has brought back chilling memories of the Nithari murders of 2005 and 2006 in Noida, where many young girls reported missing were murdered by Surinder Koli.