Rajkot: The 40-year-old serial killer, Nilay Mehta alias Nilesh alias Munno might seem a humble man when you meet him but, with six murders on his record, he is anything but that. According to reports, Nilay and his friends had planned a seventh murder which was foiled when Rajkot crime branch nabbed the serial killer on March 12.
During interrogation on Wednesday, Nilay confessed to planning a seventh murder and identified three accomplices named Pradeep Narsinh Rajput and Ravi Kosti of Ahmedabad and Vadim Iqbal from Jasdan. All four had planned to murder Ahmedabad-based arm shop owner Udaysingh Bhadoriya.
Speaking to First India, Rajkot Crime Branch PSI PM Dhakhada said, “He used to slit people’s throats in just one attempt. The majority of murders he has committed have been for his friends or when he wanted to loot the person. Mehta was absconding for two years and had planned to murder Ahmedabad-based arm shop owner Udaysingh, but was caught. He planned the murder in 2018 when Rajput and Kosti were in Rajkot Jail under PASA. It was here where they met Nilay and requested him to kill Udaysingh because of their personal enmity.”
He added, “Nilay is a psychopath and can kill anyone as a favour or for a petty amount running in a few hundred rupees. He is a rare criminal who hides a blade in his mouth to use for safety and self-defense. He is such an expert that he can even chew and swallow his food with the blade inside his mouth. When we nabbed him, the first thing we did was checked his mouth, but he had kept it inside a matchbox.”
Masuma Bharmal Jariwala