Serial killer ‘Cyanide’ Mohan,kasaragod

Serial killer – rapist ‘Cyanide’ Mohan now convicted in his 20th murder case.

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In 2009, a young woman from Kasaragod in Kerala was raped and murdered. Back then there were no judgment was passed. But recently, a local court has convicted serial killer-rapist ‘Cyanide’ Mohan holding him guilty in the rape and murder of the woman.

‘Cyanide’ Mohan is a serial killer and a rapist. This is the 20th and last of the murder cases registered against the criminal who has killed several women using cyanide after befriending them and later raping them.

According to sources, the quantum of punishment is expected to be pronounced on the 24th of June 2020.

Earlier, Cyanide Mohan had been awarded death sentence in five cases and life imprisonment in three cases. Two of the death penalties were later commuted to life imprisonment.

The victim or the prosecution case was that of a 25-year-old woman, who was working as a cook in a ladies hostel in Kasaragod, Kerala.

She got acquainted with Mohan in the year 2009. He visited her house thrice and promised to marry her.

On the 8th of July, back in 2009, the woman had left her house, saying she was going to a temple at Sullia.
Mohan took her to Bengaluru and when the family members called him about her, he informed them that they had got married and would return home soon.

He had taken the woman to a lodge near the bus stand. She had sexual intercourse with him that very time and before leaving the next day, she was asked to leave her jewellery in the room.

They went to the bus stand where he gave her a cyanide-laced tablet, making her believe that it is a contraceptive pill and left, the prosecution said.

The woman consumed the tablet and collapsed near the toilet of the bus stand. She was seen by a constable who immediately rushed her to a hospital nearby, but was declared dead on arrival.

A case of unnatural death was then registered. However, the victim’s sister identified him by seeing his pictures and lodged a complaint against Mohan. He was arrested in October 2009, following which the criminal investigation department took up the probe.

Earlier, public prosecutor Judith O M Crasta had argued the case, it was later taken over by Jayaram Shetty.