For first of three murders, 46-year-old gets life in jail

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Noting that the "intent of the convict was to cause public outrage", the court observed that Jha made PCR calls in two cases to inform police about the bodies, and also wrote letters, daring the police to catch him.

In a three-page letter found with Dalip's body, Jha threatened to "send similar gifts" to the police every 15 days.

Jha had pleaded for leniency, saying he has five minor daughters, the oldest of whom is about 14 years old. He also said his family is completely dependent on him. But the court said he is a "mission-oriented and task-oriented serial killer whose only motive/mission is to expose, mock and challenge the police".

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