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India to hang 'house of horrors' serial killer next week

He lures them with offers of sweets and chocolates.

Then he raped, killed and dismembered at least 19 young women and children, police say.

After they died, Surinder Koli allegedly had sex with some the corpses and ate the victims' body parts.

The Indian man - sentenced to death for murdering a girl in a case dubbed "the house of horrors" - will be executed next week, officials say.

Koli and his businessman employer Moninder Singh Pandher were convicted of murdering 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar. Pandher was later freed by a higher court.

They were held in 2007 after body parts were found near the house in a suburb near Delhi, where Koli worked as a servant for the owner.

The crime shocked the country, with many accusing the police of negligence.

Local residents said that police failed to act because many of those reported missing came from poor families.

The victims were raped, killed and dismembered in the house. The children's remains were found hidden in bags.

Koli confessed to cannibalism and necrophilia in court. He has been found guilty of kidnapping, murder and attempted rape in at least five cases involving children.

"The hanging will be carried out on Sept 12," said SHM Rizvi, chief of the main prison in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh state.

Executions are rarely carried out in India, but in the last two years there have been two hangings, BBC News reported.

Sources: BBC, YouTube

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