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Indonesian police arrest former Indian teacher wanted in murders of 20 women

Motorcyclists pass by Denpasar's police station where Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje is detained, in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Nikalje, known in India as “Chotta Rajan,” an alleged mafia boss in his homeland was on the Interpol’s most wanted list for two decades, said Bali police spokesman Heri Wiyanto. Wiyanto said Nikalje was arrested Sunday after arriving at Bali’s airport from Sydney, based on a red notice from Interpol and following a tip from Australian authorities in Canberra. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Motorcyclists pass by Denpasar's police station where Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje is detained, in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Nikalje, known in India as “Chotta Rajan,” an alleged mafia boss in his homeland was on the Interpol’s most wanted list for two decades, said Bali police spokesman Heri Wiyanto. Wiyanto said Nikalje was arrested Sunday after arriving at Bali’s airport from Sydney, based on a red notice from Interpol and following a tip from Australian authorities in Canberra. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

Police on the Indonesian resort island of Bali say they've arrested a former Indian primary school teacher who is facing the death penalty in his homeland for the murders of 20 young women.

Mohan Kumar is accused of murdering the women using cyanide from 2003 to 2009. A court in the southern Indian city of Mangalore sentenced him to death in December 2013.

Denpasar Police chief detective Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan says Kumar was arrested Sunday after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney, based on a red notice from Interpol.

Nainggolan said police were questioning Kumar on Monday and coordinating with Indian diplomats.

Media in India have reported that Kumar, known as Cyanide Mohan, is a serial killer who preyed on women looking for marriage.