In a shocking development a doctor in Satara district has confessed to killing six persons, including five women. Satara police have recovered four human skeletons at the doctor's farm house near Wai in Satara district in Maharashtra.
According to police, Dr Santosh Pol had been a suspect in the case of a missing Anganwadi worker Mangal Jedhe. Mangal went missing in June this year.
Pol, who was on the run for the last couple of months, was arrested by Wai police last Thursday. After his arrest, he told the police that he had killed Mangal after inviting her to his farmhouse.
During intense interrogation, he also confessed to have killed five more persons. Picking up the lead police carried out a thorough search at his farm house and recovered four skeletons.
Apart from Mangal Jedhe, Pol has confessed to killing of Vinita Gaikwad, Salma Shaikh, Surekha Chikne, Jagabai Pol and Nathmal Bhandara.
According to police, Mangal went missing in June when she was going to meet her daughter in Pune. When police traced her telephone calls they found out that last call to her had been made by Pol. This led police to the Dr Poles clinic.
As he was not found in the clinic, the police questioned a nurse named Jyoti Mandre. It was Mandre who informed police about Pol's whereabouts and subsequently he was arrested last Thursday.
Mandre has also been arrested by the police in connection with the case and further investigations are on.