Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hammer Man Update

The Hindu [India]
29 September 2007

Mass hysteria or reality? Law & order

Devesh K. Pandey

The spate of attacks on women residents of Baljeet Nagar and surrounding areas in West Delhi has left the locals terrorised. The murderous assaults have given credence to rumours about the existence of a "hammer man" who, according to the local residents, strikes in the early hours of the day targeting women. While investigations are on to confirm the existence of such a serial killer, the police believe that the incidents are unrelated and the "hammer man" could be a product of mass hysteria. [...]
Sify News [India]
3 Oct 2007
Is there a psychopath on the prowl in west Delhi?

The Times of India
14 October 2007

One held but he is not hammerman

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a 28-year-old man for killing a woman in Baljeet Nagar in west Delhi. Baljeet Nagar has been rocked by a spate of murders in the recent past with the residents even claiming that all the victims were assaulted by a serial killer or ‘‘hammerman’’, but the police ruled this out saying that Kanhaiya was responsible for only one case.

The police said that Kanhaiya is a burglar involved in at least three cases and that he killed 22-year-old Sangeeta Gupta in her parents’ home on September 27. [...]

The Hindu [India]
14 October 2007

Another woman found dead in specific locality in Delhi

[...] Victim Kamala was smashed on her head with a stone while she was asleep in her Punjabi Basti residence in Baljeet Nagar[.] [...]