Bengal killer to face trial for murder of parents, girlfriend

Udayan revealed he had murdered both his parents seven years ago and buried them in the courtyard of their bungalow in Raipur.

Published: 07th February 2017 06:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th February 2017 06:55 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

KOLKATA: Bengal serial killer Udayan Das (32), whose revelation of entombment of his 28-year-old Facebook-friend-turned girlfriend in Bhopal, in August last and burial of his parents in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, seven years ago after murdering them sent shock waves, would face trial in the Bankura court on Tuesday.

Udayan Das

He was flown from Raipur to Kolkata on transit remand by Bengal police on Monday. Police are likely to take Udayan to Bankura and seek his 15-day judicial custody for probe in the triple-murder case.

Police tracked his girlfriend Akansha Sharma’s number after her father Shivendra Kumar Sharma, a bank manager, lodged a missing complaint with the Bankura Police in January. A Bengal police team reached Udayan through Akansha’s number, which he was using to communicate with her parents.

During interrogation, Udayan revealed he strangled his live-in partner in a fit of rage in August 2016 and packed her body in a trunk and erected a tomb around it in his living room due to lack of space to dump the body. Akansha’s remains were exhumed and sent for DNA tests.

During investigation, Udayan also revealed he had murdered both his parents seven years ago and buried them in the courtyard of their bungalow in Raipur.

With face covered in black cloth, Udayan led the police to the grave sites of his parents and marked the exact burial spot. Two skeletons were exhumed, of which one had tufts of long hair and broken bangles near the hand. Both the skeletons were sent for DNA tests.

Udayan revealed to Bengal police he strangled his mother Indrani Das to death in 2010 after she nagged him to get a job and cut splurging on drugs. To cover-up her murder, Udayan claimed he mixed sleeping pills in the tea of his father Birendra Kumar Das and then strangled him too.

However, Udayan kept his three victims alive on Facebook through fake profiles, where he posted regular updates and comments to not draw any suspicion from his relatives or Akansha’s parents.

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