Kolhapur: Terror has gripped the people visiting the Kolhapur Railway Station in Maharashtra. In the last two months, six people have been murdered there and all of them have been killed with their heads crushed by a stone. The deaths have sparked fears of a serial killer.
"At this spot of the Kolhapur station people come and fall asleep and then they are found murdered," Dilip Desai, a social worker, said.
The deaths have also taken a a political turn with the Shiv Sena questioning the failure of the police. Kolhapur is state Home Minister Satej Patil's constituency. "If the Kolhapur Police is not competent enough, then some other authority should be called in," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Pawar.
This isn't the first time the specter of a serial killed using heavy stones to kill people has emerged. In the 1980s, both Kolkata and Mumbai reported several deaths that went unsolved. Even now in Kolhapur, investigators are puzzled. No motive or pattern has been established so far.