Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, January 27
The Hyderabad police have arrested a serial killer who has reportedly killed 18 women in the past 24 years.
Announcing the arrest of serial killer Maina Ramulu (45), Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said the accused started killing women after his wife eloped with another man. Kumar said Ramulu, a labourer, was picked up in connection with a probe into the murder of two women in Jubilee Hills area here. Arrested in a joint operation by Hyderabad and Rachakonda police, he was found to be involved in 16 other cases of murder.
Ramulu had escaped from the Erragadda Mental Hospital prison in 2011 while undergoing life imprisonment in another case.