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NEW DELHI:Police from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have jointly arrested a suspected cannibal who killed three people during the last 10 days, drank their blood and ate body parts of one of his victims.
Just like the psychopath in James Franco’s film Child of God, this alleged cannibal – identified as 38-year-old Karan Singh – have been living on a machan (platform in a tree) in a forest near Semra village of Guna district in Madhya Pradesh.
In the first case, he axed to death a 45-year-old man Hariram Baba while he was sleeping on a chaupal at Rampuria village of Guna district on December 6. The cannibal drank the blood of his victim and took away his quilt to his machan.
Even as police were trying to solve this case, a similar type of murder of a 32-year-old was reported from the nearby Semra village of the same district on December 13.
Three days later, yet another murder committed in a similar manner was reported from Barah village in neighbouring Rajasthan.
Police said the cannibal was arrested when he was looking for another victim.
“We made a timely arrest else he would have killed more people,” Guna superintendent of police PS Bisht was quoted as saying by TOI.
“We have seized six hefts (axe handles) and quilt of a victim with blood stains from the machan. It was a scary place,’’ according to the Guna police chief.
Villagers told the police that the cannibal had killed his mother eight years ago and drank her blood.