Noida killings: Postmortem reports
points to organs racket
Some police officials admit the
possibility of organ trading and some
deny it, after the post mortem report.
BY A CORRESPONDENT
January 7, 2007
Refuting the Uttar Pradesh police’s
version, the report of postmortem
conducted on the skeletons recovered
from Moninder Singh’s house in Nithari
village, Noida, has revealed that some
of the organs were missing from the
The shocking revelation has once again
raised possibilities of a human organ
smuggling racket behind the bizarre
The postmortem report also stated that
a qualified person might have taken
out the organs from the bodies,
clearly disproving the claims that the
servant had done it all by himself.
Meanwhile, a three-member inquiry
panel set up by the Central Government
visited Nithari village in Noida on
Thursday to investigate the gruesome
case of sexual abuse and killings of
children.Manjula Krishnan, Joint
Secretary in the Women and Child
Welfare Ministry heads the team.
The other members are Balwinder Kumar,
Joint Secretary in the Uttar Pradesh
Women and Child Welfare Department,
and B N Gaur, Joint Secretary for
Police in the Home Ministry.
Businessman Moninder Singh Bhander and
his domestic help Surendra Kohli,
alias Satish, had been arrested on
Friday on charges of molesting and
murdering the children.
The committee would also assess the
level of cooperation and help given by
the local administration, especially
the police, the affected parents and
families. It would also go into the
mode of operation and the motive of
the accused persons.
The committee, which has been asked to
submit its findings within a
fortnight, would also give its
recommendations to prevent such
incidents in future.
Meanwhile, Shiv Pal Yadav, Uttar
Pradesh Minister for Public Works and
brother of Chief Minister Mulayam
Singh Yadav, on Thursday indicated
police negligence regarding the serial
murders case. This was the first visit
by a State Government Minister to the
area since the skeletal remains of at
least 17 children were unearthed.
However, Shiv Pal Yadav’s observation
before TV channels in Noida on
Thursday morning attracted severe
criticism from all quarters. Yadav had
commented: “Such incidents keep
happening and have happened in the
past also. However, what deserves to
be appreciated is that our policemen
have worked out the case so fast.”
It is reported that the two suspected
killers had been arrested and then let
off by the police sometime in early
2006. This was after the residents of
Nithari village told police of their
The UP Government has suspended two
SPs and sacked six policemen for
dereliction of duty.
In August, the suspected killers were
listed in an FIR registered on the
orders of a local court after their
last known victim, Payal, disappeared.
But since then police did nothing in
the case, reports say.
Meanwhile, Noida police on Thursday
formed a special investigation team
(SIT) headed byR K S Rathore, SSP, to
oversee the probe into the bizarre
grisly affair.Noida police has been
under severe attack for its negligence
and callousness in handling the cases
of missing children in the area over
the last two years.
A day after parents who lost their
children expressed dissatisfaction
over the Rs 2 lakh compensation given
to them, the Uttar Pradesh Government
on Thursday decided to give them an
additional Rs 3 lakh.