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  • 11.05.2021
Six dead in ex-army officer's kill spree

Six dead in ex-army officer's kill spree

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A former army officer who allegedly bludgeoned six people to death with an iron-rod near New Delhi has been arrested by the police, officials say.

The killing rampage, which occurred over 90 minutes, sent shock waves across Haryana state's Palwal city, prompting the police to declare a high alert and ask people to stay indoors.

City police said the murders took place in different areas of Palwal and the suspect, identified as Naresh Dhankad, 45, could be mentally unstable.
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Dhankad first murdered a woman attending to her relative at a hospital and later attacked other victims, mostly security guards, police officer Mukesh Kumar said.

The man, formerly a lieutenant in the army, had taken voluntary retirement and was working in the state agriculture department.

He was taken to a government hospital and was being treated and examined by doctors, police added.
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He was facing trial for assaulting a policeman in a previous criminal case.
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