Mangaluru: The 6th Additional District and Sessions Court Judge on September 13 convicted K Mohan Kumar alias Cyanide Mohan for murdering a 22-Year old girl from Pattemajalu from Puttur Taluk.
This is the fourth case in which the court pronounced Cyanide Mohan guilty of murder,rape, robbery, distorting evidence and administering poison to the woman. In previous three cases, court had pronounced death sentence to the notorious murderer.
According to Public Prosecutor Judith O M Crasta, 6th District Additional and Sessions Court Judge D T Puttarangaswamy convicted Cyanide Mohan under IPC sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape), 392 (robbery), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 201(causing disappearance of evidence of offence).
Court has examined 44 witness in the case while 60 documents were presented. Still 17 cases are pending against Cyanide Mohan.
Cyanide Mohan was brought to the city from Hindalaga Jail in Belagavi for the judgement.
Mohan Kumar, alias Cyanide Mohan was a school teacher by profession who is facing charges of rape and murder of more than 20 gullible women in Dakshina Kannada and Kasargod districts.
His Modus operandi was to target women who have crossed marriageable age. He used to approach his targets, befriend them, promise them marriage and take them to distant places stating that he had made arrangements for their wedding.
A night before the 'wedding', Mohan Kumar used to establish physical relationship with the victim and administer a cyanide pill the next morning, in a public place, on the pretext of avoiding unwanted pregnancy. The women who had consumed the pill believing him were found dead in public toilets of various places across the state. Mohan Kumar would vanish the spot leaving behind no clues, with the ornaments of the 'bride to-be' and return home to his family, which included a naive wife who was unaware of her husband's doings and two little children. He was nabbed in 2011 when one of his victims escaped the fatal plot