Ravinder Kumar, the alleged serial rapist-murderer recently arrested from Delhi, could have visited sex workers to satisfy his lust, but he felt drawn only to “little children” when he was drunk.
In a conversation with The Hindu , the 24-year-old accused described how he would strangle most of his victims, almost all aged between two and 12, before having sex with their lifeless bodies. “I would kill them so that they did not cry and scream when I raped them. Killing them first saved me from being caught,” he said.
“The children’s fight back was limited to pushing away my hand. None of them ever hit me back,” said Ravinder. He was nabbed by the Outer Delhi police after they stumbled upon the mutilated body of his latest victim at an under-construction building near her home. Son of a plumber in Delhi, slightly-built Ravinder’s journey in the murky world of sexual crimes started when he was 17.
The deadly concoction of liquor and porn attracted him to vulnerable childen who were too helpless to fight back.
Ravinder said that he >remembers killing and/or raping 25-30 little girls or boys. “There could be 5-6 more. I have been updating the police as and when I remember someone,” he said. Speaking to this newspaper, in about a minute Ravinder recounted 15 different spots in Delhi, with specific details in some instances, where he had raped and/or killed children.
Always on the move He said he would loiter near slums and under-construction buildings at night in the hope of finding little girls or boys. He would at times travel several kilometres by bus to hunt for them. “After raping and killing, I would dump the bodies in the fields, in ponds or in a forested area. I never returned to the spot again,” he said.
He said he would go looking out for children whenever he got high on country liquor. “I would lose control over my mind after consuming liquor and drugs. I knew I was wrong, but I could not control myself. I would regret my acts only after getting sober later,” he said. He claimed never to have felt awkward to be in the presence of bodies.
He said he used to be on the lookout for children even when he visited any relative’s home. “I was able to find a child for myself if I stayed at any place for 10-15 days. To avoid suspicion, I never stayed at any place for more than 2-3 months,” he said.
The longest he stayed at any place during his crime phase was in Noida for 6 months a couple of years ago, he claimed. Ravinder worked odd jobs in the city for few months before changing his work.
Barring one case in which he and two friends slit a boy’s throat with a barber’s razor, he claimed to have never used any weapons. “I wanted to leave no clues ever,” he said.