PANAJI: Serial killer Mahanand Naik who was out of jail on 21 days furlough since June 15 returned back to State Central jail at Colvale.
Naik had been granted furlough for 21 days.
In 2018, the Prison’s Committee recommended Naik’s furlough for 21 days with a condition to execute a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and surety in the like amount giving cash or otherwise.
However, after initial consent, his local surety reportedly backed out.
Autorickshaw driver Mahanand, who is also referred to as the ‘dupatta killer’, was accused of killing around 16 women by luring them with marriage proposals.
He used to befriend and sexually abuse his victims and then rob them of their gold and kill them mostly by strangulating them with their dupattas.
His heinous crimes came to light in 2009 as he was arrested by Ponda Police for allegedly raping his friend’s wife from Shiroda.
Naik maintained a relatively peaceful conduct all through his time behind bars. Working as an electrician, he refrained from engaging in disruptive behaviour or getting involved with any factions and gangs prevailing in the jail.