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Serial killer nurse faces October trial over 97 deaths

BERLIN: A German male nurse serving a life term for killing six hospital patients with lethal drugs out of "boredom" will go on trial in October for another 97 murders, the court said Friday. The regional court in Oldenburg said in a statement that it would hear the proceedings against 41-year-old Niels Hoegel, accused of being the worst serial killer in German post-war history, which are expected to last until at least May. The trial will take place in a large hall in the city to accommodate "120 co-plaintiffs, their…

Serial killer sentenced to death for murdering seven women

DHAKA: An alleged serial killer was sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court Wednesday for torturing and murdering a woman and at least seven other victims, authorities said. It was the second time Rosu Khan had been condemned to death after a separate court in 2015 ordered his hanging for murdering another woman. Prosecutors in the latest case said Khan and two accomplices lured a 35-year-old woman to a deserted area where she was raped, tortured and murdered. "It was a gruesome killing," said prosecutor…

More human remains found in planters in Canada serial killer case

OTTAWA, Canada: A forensic search uncovered more human remains hidden in large planters used by a Toronto landscaper and alleged serial killer charged with murdering gay men, Canadian police announced Monday. Authorities appealed to the public for help in identifying one victim from a photograph seemingly taken post-mortem. Bruce McArthur, 66, was arrested in January following an investigation into the disappearances of two men from a predominantly gay neighborhood in downtown Toronto last year, which led police to the…

ATC handed over ‘serial killer’ behind Zainab’s murder to police on 14-day remand

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday handed over prime suspect in Zainab murder case to police on 14-day physical remand for questioning.  Police have produced the accused, Muhammad Imran, before the ATC amid stern security measures. During the proceedings, police pleaded for a 15-day physical remand for interrogation. However, the ATC judge granted a 14-day remand of the accused. Imran will now be presented before the court on February 8. Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday…

Fear of a serial killer puts US city on edge

TAMPA: A possible serial killer is on the loose in Tampa, Florida, picking out victims seemingly at random on the street, and shaken residents are looking over their shoulders fearing he could be someone they know. Early Tuesday, 60-year-old Ronald Felton became the fourth person to die since October 9 in a string of mysterious attacks near downtown Tampa. All four murders took place within a seven block area, in the city's working class Seminole Heights neighborhood. All the victims were alone on the street at the…

Shoot-to-kill: India hunts serial killer elephant

NEW DELHI: India's top hunter on Friday led a shoot-to-kill pursuit of an elephant whose murderous rampage through villages has left 15 people dead. The government has turned to sharpshooter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday to hunt the animal who crushed four victims in the eastern state of Bihar in March before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand and killing 11 more. Jharkhand's chief forest and wildlife conservator L.R. Singh said the decision to kill the animal was made after a team…

Javed Iqbal — A serial killer who raped and murdered over 100 teenage boys in late 1990s in Lahore

KARACHI: The unearthing of a shocking child abuse scandal in Kasur has brought back the haunted memories of a serial killer back in late 1990s who murdered 100 children in the Punjab capital after subjecting them to molestation. Notorious Javed Iqbal had murdered 100 children and later used to dispose of the remains of the victims in acid. The children he had targeted aged between six and 16. Iqbal was arrested on December 30, 1999, after he walked into the office of a local Urdu daily in Lahore and offered to turn…