Bhopal, Sep 12: A tailor from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, who admitted to killing 33 truck drivers and their helpers, said he murdered people to give them mukti (salvation). The revelation was made by Jaykaran, one of the accomplices of tailor-cum-serial killer Adesh Khamra who was arrested by the jungles of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh last week.
Jayakaran told the police that whenever they asked him the reason for killing the drivers, Adesh Khamra would laugh and say, "They lead hard lives." "I am giving them mukti, freeing them from pain," Khamra had told Jayakaran, as reported by Times of India. Friends and relatives of Khamra were also shocked after hearing about his crimes.
“He was a quiet man, well behaved. There is no way anyone will accept he has the blood of so many on his hands," Mandideep, a neighbour of Khamra told the newspaper. Khamra was nabbed by a woman SP Bittu Sharma — a taekwondo black belt and Asian Games bronze medalist in judo. She captured him at gunpoint.
Speaking on the modus operandi of the 48-year-old tailor, Bhopal DIG Dharmendra Choudhary said Khamra used to befriend with drivers and their apprentices. While Khamra’s men were busy looting the cargo of the truck, he would strangle the drivers to death using a rope. His first murder was in Amravati, the next in Nashik. Soon other murder cases in UP, Bihar, MP, Maharashtra came up.