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Noida: 15 skeletons identified

January 02, 2007 14:09 IST

Fifteen out of the 17 skeletons recovered from near Moninder Singh Pandher's house, where children were murdered after being sexually abused, have been identified.

Ten bodies were identified by one of the co-accused, Surendra Koli, when he was confronted with photographs of missing persons of Nithari village, during interrogation, Superintendent of Police (Noida) Soumitra Yadav told PTI.

The parents and relatives of the missing children identified five other bodies after clothes and slippers recovered from Moninder's place were shown to them. The remaining two are yet to be identified, he added.

Meanwhile, security has been stepped up in the area, which witnessed violence during the last two days when angry residents tried to storm Moninder's house.

More barricades have been placed and extra force deployed on the streets as senior officials of the Uttar Pradesh government are scheduled to visit the area.

A senior official said the digging operations in search of more body parts have been stopped and cleaning of debris is now underway.

Parents and relatives of the children who have gone missing are reaching the site from places located as far as Faridabad and Ghaziabad.

The killings came to light when the police recovered skulls and body parts last Friday from a ditch behind Pandher's house in Sector 31, Noida. Moninder and his domestic help Surendra were arrested the same day for allegedly kidnapping and murdering over 30 children after sexually abusing them.

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Number of User Comments: 36

Sub: Please do your duty by heart...

I request to police to do their duity by heart..and find out the people behind it...i hope this time our police will wake up and ...

Posted by Prashant

Sub: brutal killing

Without a doubt both these men should be executed. It is past time that Indian Judiciary wakes up to the rampant sexual assaults taking place ...

Posted by varsha

Sub: Missleading in brutel murder of kids

I think Govt. as well as police, doing somthing wrong. It seems that so many politician and doctors are also involved. This is not the ...

Posted by S K Srivastava

Sub: Moninder deserves a brutal death...

Ppl like Moninder deserve what I call a brutal death. He must undergo the same treatement that the kids who were killed by him underwent. ...

Posted by Vyju

Sub: hang

the court must give Capital Punishment to them

Posted by ram