A person, accused in a sequence of murders and sexual assaults on girls, was sentenced to loss of life by a court docket right here for the rape and killing of a schoolgirl in West Bengal’s Purba Bardhaman district.
Kamaruzzaman Sarkar, who gained notoriety as a serial ‘chain’ killer for strangling his victims with bicycle chains, was sentenced to be hanged to loss of life by the extra district and periods choose Tapan Kumar Mondal of Kalna court docket after being discovered responsible of the rape and homicide of the lady.
Sarkar, a small-time trader of discarded materials, is being tried in different courts for alleged sexual assault and homicide of a minimum of 5 different girls and murderous assaults on a minimum of three different girls in Purba Bardhaman and neighbouring Hooghly districts.
Following the order on Monday, Sarkar’s lawyer stated that an attraction might be filed earlier than the Calcutta High Court, difficult the conviction and sentence.
The alleged serial killer who focused girls once they have been alone at house, was arrested within the city of Kalna in Purba Bardhaman district in June final 12 months.
The 42-year-old, attired in stylish garments, would allegedly enter houses throughout afternoon hours on the pretext of taking electrical energy meter readings after which pounce upon the ladies with a cycle chain and an iron rod, in keeping with the prosecution.
Some girls had managed to flee assaults by the diminutive man, whose modus operandi was to strangulate them with a series after which hit them on the pinnacle to make sure loss of life.
Though he would escape with some valuables from the homes of his victims, theft doesn’t appear to be the motive.
Murdering the ladies gave the impression to be his principal goal, in keeping with district police sources.
Police stated that Sarkar, married with three kids, had even allegedly inserted sharp supplies into the genitals of a few of his victims following their deaths.
Following the homicide of a middle-aged girl, the district police had circulated CCTV footage of a suspect carrying a pink helmet and using a pink motorcycle to all police stations, following which he was apprehended at a check-point.
Sarkar is suspected to have killed a lady of Anukhal space on January 27 final 12 months, police stated.
On April 4, 2019, two girls have been killed inside a number of hours of one another within the Memari police station space of Purba Bardhaman.
Another girl of Memari was additionally killed in the identical method, the police stated.
Swarupa Bibi of Rongpara right here was one of many fortunate few to have escaped the same assault. She was allegedly attacked from behind with a cycle chain, however she managed to shrug off the attacker and lift an alarm.