Four Chinese held for killing, mutilating prostitutesDecember 13th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Four robbers who targeted prostitutes, killing and mutilating their victims, have been arrested in a Chinese city, authorities said Tuesday.
The four suspects, three men and a woman, are accused of robbing and murdering ten people, including eight prostitutes, in provinces across China from 1998 to 2004, reported Xinhua.
The victims were mutilated in each case, said Sun Junting, deputy head of Harbin’s public security bureau.
The four were arrested in the city of Batou in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in November, almost ten years after they went into hiding using pseudonyms.
Police said the suspects lured prostitutes to rented houses and forced them to surrender bank cards and PIN numbers before beating and killing them.
Police estimate the group stole 2 million yuan (about $300,000).
Prostitution is illegal in China.
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