Net result: Spouse killing on the rise
There is an alarming number of websites that tell how to commit murder and get away with it
December 21, 2010
While the internet can help solve a complex crime, it can also help commit one. All one needs to do is type a variation of ‘how to murder your spouse, or how to kill your spouse or how to kill your spouse and get away with it’, and it throws up an alarming number of websites that tell you how to do it.
From the complex chemical combinations to simple techniques, they are all available on the Net for a would-be killer. One of the first reads that comes up to this cold-blooded query is a blog that speaks of an imaginary nursing student looking to kill his wife. “..... a direct dose of KCL with that kind of syringe to the heart will stop it in less than a minute. Mike took a B-D 3ml 25g1 1/2 syringe and put a carefully measured amount of injectable KCL or Potassium Chloride, something easily available to nurses, nursing students, medical students and even veterinarians. As a nurse/nursing student, he’d have plenty of time to practise as well”, says the blog.
The website, ‘howtodothings’, gives you everything from how to choose your weapon to planning the scenario carefully. “Choosing the location where to commit the crime is also an important factor.
Killing someone in a public place without anyone noticing it will definitely be hard for investigators to examine. Collecting DNA samples in a public place will be pointless,” says the website.
There is another website that gives you top ten tips to commit the perfect crime. “Most criminals are caught because they try to hide the crime. What they should have been doing is trying to hide any connection they have to the crime. It doesn’t matter if the police know the crime happened. If your crime involves a gun or weapon of some kind, use it and drop it. First, you need good thick gloves. The thin ones are not good enough as they can split and it is possible to leave fingerprints if they are sufficiently thin. Do not use anything you own and do not buy brands you normally buy unless they are very generic brands. This means you need to go shopping. Shop out of town and shop in large department stores where you are less likely to be remembered. Remember: very common brands only,” cautions the website.
It can’t get more specific even if you paid a professional killer to take you through the basics.
But what’s a murder plan if it doesn’t ensure you do not get caught. A website tells you not to google ‘how to commit murder’ on your computer as it can be used as incriminating evidence. “Google history can be traced on your computer even if you switch off the history option. This can be used as evidence against you,” it says. But then a commentator also goes on to give you a solution. “Use a proxy server for this.” Another says, “If you have a dynamic IP address, they won’t know it is you who is searching for a plan.”
So what are variations that one types for a murder plan?
Bangalore’s infamous six
Bangalore has seen a rise in the number of crimes involving spouses, prompting Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari to make an earnest request asking to “... divorce each and not murder one another”. We bring you a few of these cases where the spouse or partner was the main accused.
2003 Shubha Shankarnarayan, a law student, in cahoots with her parmour Arun Verma, killed her fiance B V Girish near Koramangala Ring Road. She was recently convicted of the crime.
2008 Lakshmi, a newly married techie, was allegedly killed by her husband Manoj who was in love with his colleague.
2009 Honey Mary and her husband Umesh had moved into their new residence in Banaswadi. Honey, who hatched the plot to marry her lover Bipin, tried to stage it as a robbery.
2010 DPS teacher Priyanka Gupta was found murdered in her residence. Her husband Satish Gupta, a HR executive of Infosys who spun an elaborate tale for his alibi, later confessed to the crime.
2010 B Malarvalli, a former techie, was murdered by her spurned admirer T Naveen for marrying another.
2010 The recent murder of Dell employee Payala Surekha is still being investigated. The police suspect the role of her husband Anantha Narayan Mishra in the murder.
Delhi’s dubious record
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, Mumbai leads with the most number of convictions on spousal murders for 2010. The city saw a conviction of nine, followed by Chennai with six convictions, Delhi (4) and Bangalore (1). New Delhi leads the way for the most number of crimes involving spouses in 2010 with 211, followed by Mumbai with 147, Chennai 62 and Bangalore 32.