A former teacher named Mohan Kumar would befriend young women, have sex with them and convince them to take a “morning after pill”. Little did they know, the morning after pills were cyanide capsules made by him. He killed twenty women this way
“Eighteen young women aged 22-35-years were the victims of teacher turned serial killer Mohan Kumar. His area of operation spanned the bus stations across Mysore, Madikeri, Hassan, Bangalore, and the Kollur temple. His modus operandi was to prey on young unmarried women luring them with a promise to marry them, have sex with them, and kill them by making them take cyanide as an anti-pregnancy measure.
When police started investigating the case of Anitha (22) of Barimaru in Bantwal who went missing on June 17, they got more than they bargained for. The special team investigating the case tracked the mobile phone of Anitha. A study of the calls from Anitha’s phone revealed they were made to another girl, who was also reported missing and were able to track a person who was using the cell phone of a particular missing girl.
It was this person who led the police team headed by Puttur assistant superintendent of police Chandragupta to Mohan Kumar at his residence at Deralakatte near here. SP A S Rao said Mohan, educated up to PUC, joined government service as a teacher in a primary school on temporary basis in 1980. After being in and out of service and getting transferred to many places in the district for 23 years, he quit his job in 2003.
Married three times, Mohan divorced his first wife, whom he married in 1987. He presently lives with his second and third wives at Uppala and Deralakatte respectively. His tryst with criminality started in 2000 when he lured Rathna to marry him. When she refused, Mohan tried to push her off the Nethravathi Bridge at Dharmasthala. He was however acquitted in the court for lack of sufficient evidence against him, the SP said.”