Hyderabad Police Arrests 'Friendly' Serial Killer Who Murdered 12 People by Bludgeoning Their Heads With Rocks
Image used for representational purpose | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Hyderabad, March 6: Hyderabad Police on Wednesday caught a person – Mohammed Yousuf alias Pasha of Vikarabad – after 16 years of murdering 12 people from his residence at Chowdapur village of Kulkacherla Mandal of Vikarabad district of Telangana. Yousuf had committed his first crime when he was just 16. According to the police, Yousuf was arrested while police were investigating the murder of a school sweeper at Nawabpet Mandal in Mahbubnagar district.

Briefing more about Yousuf’s modus operandi, police stated that he used to strike a conversation with a person carrying cash by posing as a painter. Then he used to lure the victims to an isolated area with the promise to show a treasure of gold coins. Once reaching at the place, he use to throw chilli powder to blind his victim, bludgeon him to death with a heavy stone, and rob him of their jewellery, added police. Delhi Shocker: 25-Year-Old Girl Gangraped, Murdered; Body Found in Sack Near Sarita Vihar-Noida Road. 

Prior to his arrest, Yousuf was a small-time seller of tamarind but did not make much money. Though he had two wives, but still spend money on sex workers and his paramours. Surprisingly, three of his victims were husbands of women he had relations with. The Vikarabad police had earlier arrested him in 2017 in a case for murder but had to release him on bail.

Stating more, the Mahabubnagar Superintendent of Police Rema Rajeshwari added that during his arrest in Vikarabad, Yousuf did not reveal anything, but on February 9 this year a sweeper (J Balaraj) – working at a school in Mahabubnagar – was found dead in a forest area and the same modus operandi was used. Yousuf killed the sweeper for Rs 14,000 cash and Balaraj’s mobile phone.

In the earlier investigation, police were not able to trace the accused, but kept Balaraj’s mobile phone’s IMEI number under surveillance. When after several days, Yousuf switched on the phone, the police got his location. Sub-Inspector Shiva Kumar of Nawabpet Police Station said, as reported by Indian Express, “Initially, he confessed to three murders only— Balaraj’s and two others at Vikarabad. But under sustained interrogation he confessed to killing more people.”

Police informed that Yousuf committed his first crime in 2003 and went to a killing spree, killing 11 others. Police also recovered four motorcycles, three mobile phones, and Rs 2,500 cash from his possession, when he was arrested.