Ex-serviceman arrested for serial killing

ABHISHEK BAJPAI 02/01/2018 14:43:48


Palwal, Jan 2: A former army man was today arrested for allegedly beating to death six persons, police said here.
Naresh Dhankar, who served as lieutenant in the Indian Army, before taking voluntary retirement in 2003, has been arrested for beating six persons to death with an iron rod, it said.
After taking VRS, Dhankar joined the agricultural department as ADO in 2006 and is currently posted as SDO in Bhiwani.
Police said all the murders were executed between 2 am and 4 am.
The murders first came to light at past midnight when police received information about the first body being found near the Palwal hospital.
Later, they received information about a second victim, a woman named Anjum, who was a patient at Palwal hospital, being beaten to death inside the hospital.

“During the night itself, checkpoints were set up across the city, and police personnel deployed on foot at all junctions and markets. PCR vans were sent out as well,” police said.
The dead bodies, meanwhile, were taken to a government hospital in Palwal. All of the victims had sustained head injuries.
“The accused was finally arrested at 7 am this morning, from Rasulpur Chowk in Palwal,” it said.

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