Monthly Archives: July 2017

How this `smart’ serial killer evaded police for 3 decades

JAIPUR: The life of 46-year old serial killer Mohammad Rafiq is soaked with blood and conceit. Arrested on Monday morning, Rafiq admitted killing three persons, becoming a lawyer, and marrying each time he killed somebody.

On Monday morning, Rafiq was detained by Jhotwara police as his movements were found `highly suspicious’. He called himself Arjun Singh but frequently used chaste Urdu words. When senior cops interrogated him, he broke down and admitted that he was no Arjun Singh but Mohammad Rafiq from Bundi and had spent half of his life evading Rajasthan police.The story he later told stunned even cops.

“In 1990, I killed a student of my college whose name was Amit. I got bail, but then I thrashed a multiple persons and was booked under SCST Atrocities Act. Before they could catch me, I eloped with a girl

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Bristol County CAC celebrates 10 years as their need grows

FALL RIVER — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County deals with the smallest victims, and on Monday, they set up a tent near their Arch Street headquarters, and celebrated 10 years of doing good work.

“Opening a nonprofit during an economic downturn is material for a book,” said CAC Executive Director Michelle Loranger.

Loranger noted that the CAC has seen a 123 percent increase in cases since it opened in 2007.

The agency helps children who have been abused or have witnessed violence.

In particular, the agency provided interview rooms where children who have a story to tell can tell it once, instead of having to tell the same terrible story to police, district attorneys and other interviews.

A number of police officials, elected officials, supporters and workers attended Monday’s event.

“I wouldn’t be here without you giving your time, treasure and talent,”

Read more at: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20170731/bristol-county-cac-celebrates-10-years-as-their-need-grows

‘A big step’: Cleanup of Gurney Street heroin camp begins

Finally.

Heroin Crisis

That’s what Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez said Monday morning, hours after contractors began cleanup work along the Gurney Street railroad

Read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cleanup-of-gurney-street-heroin-camp-underway-20170731.html

Hubble catches serial killer galaxy in the act

The Hubble Space Telescope has done it again, capturing an incredibly detailed, macabre view of a dramatic galactic merger. This particular cosmic battle is set to be a pretty one-sided affair, as the majestic barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 bears down on its victim – the (relatively) puny dwarf galaxy NGC 1510.

NGC 1512 spans roughly 70,000 light-years from end to end, making it comparable in size to our own Milky Way galaxy. Therefore, you could be forgiven for thinking that the little dwarf NGC 1510 would have little effect on its monstrous partner.

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The merger of the two galaxies represents a vital element of galactic evolution. Even prior to the inevitable collision, the

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Harikatha exponent turns serial killer – The Hindu

Saladi Lakshminarayana renders ‘harikathas’ with devotion and moves from one place to another performing street plays.

He used to visit the homes of women devotees to perform special pujas. In the process, Lakshminarayana trapped women, took them to Pichukalanka in East Godavari, robbed their gold jewellery and killed after sexually exploiting them.

The accused had committed five such offences in the last five years. He dumped the bodies in the island, which ended as cases of ‘woman missing’ not traced since 2012.

Finally, the Razole police arrested the ‘self-styled holy man’ who was cooling his heels in the Rajahmundry Central Jail.

A native of Kedarilanka village of Kapileswarapuram mandal in East Godavari, Lakshminarayana is an expert in ‘harikatha telling’ and is a member of a team which gives performances in villages in East and West Godavari districts.

“In the twin Godavari districts, people engage ‘burrakathas’ and ‘harikathas’ during social functions. The accused took

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/harikatha-exponent-turns-serial-killer/article19392839.ece

Harikatha exponent turns serial killer

Saladi Lakshminarayana renders ‘harikathas’ with devotion and moves from one place to another performing street plays.

He used to visit the homes of women devotees to perform special pujas. In the process, Lakshminarayana trapped women, took them to Pichukalanka in East Godavari, robbed their gold jewellery and killed after sexually exploiting them.

The accused had committed five such offences in the last five years. He dumped the bodies in the island, which ended as cases of ‘woman missing’ not traced since 2012.

Finally, the Razole police arrested the ‘self-styled holy man’ who was cooling his heels in the Rajahmundry Central Jail.

A native of Kedarilanka village of Kapileswarapuram mandal in East Godavari, Lakshminarayana is an expert in ‘harikatha telling’ and is a member of a team which gives performances in villages in East and West Godavari districts.

“In the twin Godavari districts, people engage ‘burrakathas’ and ‘harikathas’ during social functions. The accused took

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/harikatha-exponent-turns-serial-killer/article19392839.ece

The Most Famous Serial Killers in Miami History

Miami resident and prolific serial killer Dexter Morgan, of TV's Dexter

So, uh, there might be bodies buried inside a historic pump house on Miami’s Upper East Side. The building, which dates from the 1920s, was formerly the home of serial killer Robert Bowman, and a New Times feature story published this week detailed that when cops were questioning Bowman in 1982 over the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl from Ohio, Bowman said he’d killed someone else and buried the body in the pump house.

That same building now houses Café Roval, a classy Mediterranean-style restaurant from veteran Miami restauranteur Mark Soyka.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Soyka hasn’t let New Times poke around the place to investigate. But, since the story adds yet another creepy murder to the mile-long list of weird deaths in Miami history, we figured we’d take a walk through some of the most famous serial-murder cases

Read more at: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/famous-miami-florida-serial-killers-through-history-9532791

Man, 24, killed in hit-and-run on Seabreeze Bridge, police say – WKMG

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man who was riding a motorized bicycle is dead after being struck in a hit-and-run involving a pickup Saturday morning on the Seabreeze Bridge, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

Police officers went to the westbound span of the Seabreeze Bridge, where they learned that a truck had hit the man, who was identified by police as Justin Gary, 24.

Man, 24, killed in hit-and-run on Seabreeze Bridge, police say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man who was riding a motorized bicycle is dead after being struck in a hit-and-run involving a pickup Saturday morning on the Seabreeze Bridge, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

Police officers went to the westbound span of the Seabreeze Bridge, where they learned that a truck had hit the man, who was identified by police as Justin Gary, 24.

Corrie serial killer actor in stage thriller

Drama company Talking Scarlet, which is renowned for producing rousing thrillers, will be back at Buxton Opera House next month with two new productions.

Brian Capron, who played Coronation Street serial killer Richard Hillman, stars in Strictly Murder alongside Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale). The play is set in Provence in April 1939 and focuses on an English couple who are living in idyllic isolation; far, it seems from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Suddenly their peace is shattered by a stranger from the husband’s past who unearths secrets from a buried and hidden life, which throws Suzy’s world into turmoil. In a world where the Third Reich is emerging as a dangerous regime, deceit, lies and subterfuge make this fast paced thriller a dark and nail-biting rollercoaster.

Kiss of Death is a hard-hitting, tightly-structured story, with plenty of dark, sardonic humour to punctuate its mood of prevailing

Read more at: http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/whats-on/corrie-serial-killer-actor-in-stage-thriller-1-8671960