2 Pak serial killers nabbed

Associated Press

Lahore, May 18:

Police have arrested two men for the murders of three young children, whose blood was allegedly collected for black magic rites. The two suspects, one an amulet-seller, have confessed to the killings in Muridke, a small town in eastern Pakistan, and been charged with murder, said investigator Tariq Qureshi.

Between April 12-23, the killers stabbed to death a seven-year old girl, and two boys aged eight and six. A five-year-old boy was also attacked but survived. After the second death, police failure to stop the slayings triggered unrest in this community of 50,000 people about 30 km outside Lahore, leading to the shooting by police of one protesting resident.