"He told us all he wanted was tasty food and young girls to satisfy his lust."
An Indian man, only known as Sunil, aged 20, from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested by police on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, for raping and murdering a three-year-old girl.
He has admitted to the crime, however, police have linked him to a further nine victims, all young girls, who were found with similar injuries.
The Times of India reported that Sunil was caught after a long manhunt as he did not use a mobile phone and slept anywhere he could.
Police have described him as one of India’s worst paedophile and serial killers after his most recent crime.
Sunil admitted that he broke the girl’s leg with a brick before raping her. He later raped the young girl before killing her.
He told police that he used a brick to break the child’s legs because it “aroused” and turned him on.
The victim was found dead on November 12, 2018, a day after she went missing.
According to the coroner, she died from a combination of a fractured skull and internal bleeding.
Sunil struck her on the head with the brick after raping her. It was also heard that he sexually assaulted her with a wooden stick.
Sunil carried out the crime in Gurugram, 320 miles from Uttar Pradesh where he was detained.
Police believe that Sunil is behind the rapes and murders of nine other children after they were found with similar injuries.
Police said: “He told us all he wanted was tasty food at bhandaras (community kitchens serving free food) and young girls to satisfy his lust.”
The suspect told police that he remembers each incident and linking them to the bhandaras he visited.
The other crimes took place throughout India within a period of two years.
Investigating officer Sumit Kuhar said: “We are shocked by his confessions as he not only raped and killed three young girls in Gurugaram but four in Delhi, one in Jhansi and another in Gwalior in the last two years.”
Sunil told police that he lured the girls with sweets and chocolate after spotting them alone before subjecting them to brutal sexual assaults.
Mr Kuhar added: “He would target children who came to get free food and were alone.
“He chose children who were alone and away from their homes.”
After murdering them, he dumped the bodies in abandoned areas. All of his victims were prepubescent and included girls younger than six.
The first victim was a four-year-old child who he had kidnapped and dumped her body in a set of bushes in November 2016.
Another girl was found 20 days after being murdered in Gurugram during January 2017. Both had the same head and leg injuries as his most recent victim.
A child welfare spokesperson said that there have been 106 sexual offences against minors in Gurugram this year, with 40 occurring in September and October 2018.