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The Most Insignificant Cases Should Be Taken Seriously - IGP

The Most Insignificant Cases Should Be Taken Seriously - IGP

25 October 2009

pInspector General of Police (Western Range), Mr. Gopal Hosur, arranged a meeting of heads of certain police stations in Karnataka’s five districts, in which Mohan Kumar alias Anand, had operated. Forty-five police officials from Hassan, Mysore, Udupi, Kodagu, and Bangalore assembled at the police guest house in Mangalore to update the IGP of the various twists and turns the investigation of the murders committed by Mohan Kumar was taking in their respective police stations.

The IGP urged the officials to be alert about the most insignificant of cases such as Unnatural Deaths Reported (UDRs) or missing persons as they could be the links to a larger crime. The Mohan Kumar case is an eye-opener for the police and a warning never to take any case lightly.

He said that the officials must not leave any stone unturned about each and every case. Mohan’s 19 victims had been written off unnatural deaths, and many more missing person cases could have been treated in a casual manner. 

ASP Puttur Dr. Chandra Gupta, the leader of the special investigation team of DK, appraised the IGP about the way the special team was investigating the case. 

Later, Dr. Chandra Gupta told reporters that Mohan Kumar had wrongly named one of his victims as Sarojini. She was in fact Kamala of Uppala, who was found dead in Kempegowda Bus Stand, which comes within the jurisdiction of Upparpet Police Station. 

Reliable police sources say that the Mohan could have killed many more women. The police have intensified their investigation of missing cases. At present, police suspect that Kavitha from Bejai who was discovered dead in Bagalkot a few days after she was reported missing could also have been a victim of Mohan.

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