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Noida cops ask Delhi counterparts for help in serial killings case

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January 02, 2007 19:06 IST

Noida police have asked their Delhi counterpart to provide them with details of missing persons in their areas even as people are coming to Nithari village, where a gruesome tale of serial killing of children has come to light, in search of their missing kin.

Circle Officer (Noida) Dinesh Yadav held a meeting with SHOs of Anand Vihar and Vivek Vihar in East Delhi and requested them to give details of missing persons in their areas, including the complaints and their photographs.

More and more persons from nearby areas in the National Capital Region as well as from places like Muzaffarnagar are thronging Nithari village in search of their missing kin after the discovery of skeletal remains there.

Yadav said special arrangements have been made for people coming from outside Noida and a sub-inspector has been specifically assigned to listen to their complaints at Sector 20 police station.

One of the several parents who have come to Nithari village is Zaheer Khan, a motor mechanic from Muzaffarnagar in UP.

Khan's 12-year-old son went missing three years ago while he was staying at his uncle's house in Ghaziabad, which is not very far from the scene of the crime. "I have been searching for my son for the last three years and even lost my job," Khan said.

Phool Kaur came to Nithari fearing that her missing sister Hans Kaur, a resident of Kalyanpuri area of East Delhi, could be among the victims of the alleged serial killers Moninder Singh and his servant Surendra.

Hans Kaur had gone missing in January, 2003 and was last spotted in Sector 11 of Noida.

An FIR was registered in both the Sector 11 and Kalyanpuri police stations. "Police had called us a few days after the FIR was registered and said a body had been found. But it was not Hans," said Phool Kaur.

A large number of people have been coming to Nithari village with copies of FIRs and photographs of their missing kin since the serial killings have come to light.

Several parents brought photographs of their missing children and showed them to the police officials even as they braced themselves to hear bad news.

Yadav said a large number of people were approaching Noida police since the case came to light. The people were asked to provide with photograph, copies of FIRa filed earlier with relevant police stations and other details, he said.

Shemin Joy in Noida
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