'The Walking Dead' and 'Devil's knot' inspired Bengal serial killer Udayan Das

Bengal's high profile serial killer Udayan Das entombed his live-in partner Akansha Sharma in his living room in Bhopal.

Published: 08th February 2017 03:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2017 04:54 PM   |  A+A-

Facebook profile picture of the couple Udayan Das and Akansha Sharma. | EPS

Express News Service

KOLKATA: Bengal's high profile serial killer Udayan Das, who entombed his live-in partner Akansha Sharma in his living room in Bhopal after killing and burying both his parents in the lawn of his house in Raipur, derived the modus operandi of his crimes from American TV series 'The Walking Dead' and 2013 Hollywood flick 'Devil's knot', investigation has revealed.

"He is very cool headed. We interrogated him for four hours yesterday (Tuesday). He gave most answers and tactically tried to divulge the probe process by bringing in irrelevant issues. We had found several CDs of American TV series 'The Walking Dead' from his Bhopal residence. Now, he has agreed that he repeatedly watched the series and crime movies such as 'Devil's knot' to understand the process of murdering, hiding the body and returning to normal life. From this revelation, we have concluded that Udayan is not mentally unstable but had sinister motives behind the triple murders," an investigating office of Bankura police told Express.

While the 91-episode 'The Walking Dead' is based on a zombie apocalypse, 'Devil's knot' is based on a true story in which three teenagers, popularly known as 'West Memphis Three', were convicted for ritual murder of three young boys.

One of the convicts was awarded death sentence and other two were given life sentence.

It has also come to fore that after killing his father Birendra Kumar Das, Udayan had attempted to withdraw Rs 4 lakh and fixed deposit of Rs 50,000 from the Punjab National Bank, Raipur branch account of his father by calling up the branch manager impersonating his father's voice and saying that he was in the United States and due to his inability to come to Raipur, his son Udayan would withdraw the money. To this, the branch manager refused to help stating that only Birendra Das could withdraw his money. After that, Udayan successfully transferred his father's account from Raipur to Bhopal. He was also successful in receiving monthly pension of his mother after forging her death certificate.

Udayan has revealed about his hatred for his mother Indrani Das for forcing him to pursue engineering despite his dislike for Mathematics. He had failed in the first year while pursuing the course at a private engineering college in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. 

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