Bengaluru: On the evening of May 21, construction worker Dore caught a bus from Andrahalli to Bengaluru. Once in the city, he went to Majestic bus stand, a spot that sex workers are known to frequent. Dore, as the police were soon to find, was no stranger to this. There, he found a sex worker and managed to convince her to board back to Amdrahalli. He took her to a secluded spot where alcohol was consumed before any sexual act was initiated. The victim had no idea of her client’s dark fantasies – or his drawbacks – Dore, despite his hunger for women, usually failed to perform. “He travelled with her by bus, took her to a secluded spot, drank a bit and attempted to perform sex. He then strangulated her and fled the spot,” said B. Ramesh, SP, Ramnagara.
Unlike most serial killers across the world, Dore was set apart by one singularity, one that would have made him almost impossible to apprehend: He didn’t have a single modus operandi of killing his victims. “There has been no pattern so far,” said Mr. Ramesh. As Dore was questioned, officers soon learned that if he was impotent, he would go home and kill. A victim who resisted or also failed to perform met with the same fate. “We registered a case under Section 174 CrPC but on May 25, we registered a murder case and began the probe."
Prima facie evidence revealed that Dore lived in Andrahalli with a woman. The team tracked her down and through her inputs, began tracking Dore’s movements. “On May 29, we received a tip saying he was attempting to make his escape.” The team, headed by Inspector Sathyanarayan, tracked him down and arrested him off a bus near the Hosur border.
The initial probe was shocking with Dore confessing to killing not one, but eight women. Seven of these victims hailed from Bengaluru, apart from his first kill – his wife. He has confessed to raping and killing two women in Yeshwantpur and Peenya. Like most sexually-driven killers, Dore had a litany of minor sexual offences to his name, including a 2013 arrest for assaulting a prostitute with a beer bottle. This woman, however, survived. His earliest arrest, however, goes back to 2002, when he was taken into custody by Tamil Nadu police for the murder of his wife. He was then named as a suspect in at least eight cases of rape, assault and murder in Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru and surrounding areas and was on the run when his latest victim was discovered.
According to the police, Dore has been on the wanted list for a long time. He has now been remanded to police custody for four days and the police will conduct a mahajar and then take him to all the spots and investigate further....