The alleged serial killer whose arrest Thursday led to the sensational disclosure about the killing of as many as 250 people, has named seven more accomplices.
'We are rushing police parties in search of these people named by Salim, whose gang of highway robbers has confessed to have killed 250 men, women and children over the past few months,' Meerut senior superintendent of police Dipesh Juneja told IANS Friday.
He said: 'All of them, including Salim belong to Bahraich, a Uttar Pradesh district bordering Nepal.'
Salim, a middle-aged taxi driver, had told the police that most of his victims were tourists or outstation visitors who hired his cab for travelling in and around the city.
'He and his gang members would kill the passengers and pocket away their valuables and cash,' the police official said.