We have seen many serial killers who have committed inhumane crimes just to satisfy their thirst. Their list is endless and they have stolen the spotlight for the hideous crimes committed against humanity. The motive of serial killers is replaced by the psychological urge to kill – devoid of any logical reason.
Here are 10 most dangerous serial killers in India:-
1. Anand Kulal (Mohan Kumar)
This guy lured single girls into having sex with him and then convinced them to take contraceptive pills which were actually cyanide pills. Between the year 2005-2009, he killed 20 girls. He was finally sentenced to death in December 2013.
2. Raman Raghav
Popularly known as Psycho Raman, this figure terrorized the Mumbai slum dwellers in 1960s. Raman used to bludgeon his victims to death and at the time of arrest, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He killed over 20 people and ultimately died of kidney failure in 1995.
Throughout 1999-2007, Mallika killed 6 women in Banglore. She used to pretend to console lower middle-class women who were facing domestic issues and then rob them, then kill them through cyanide poisoning. She was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to death in 2012. But it was later reduced to a life sentence.
It is one of the unsolved mysteries in Indian history. In 1989, 9 people were killed in Bombay in a similar fashion – their heads were smashed with a heavy blunt object. This prompted the Calcutta newspaper to name the killer Stoneman.
5. Darbara Singh
Darbara Singh was charged with killing 15 girls and 2 boys from April-September 2004, which earned him the nickname ‘Baby Killer’. His method of killing was slicing the throat of his victims. Arrested in 2004, he has now been commuted to life imprisonment.
6. Auto Shankar
In the year 1988, during a period of 6 months, Gowri Shankar abducted and murdered 9 teenage girls from Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Initially, he blamed his actions on cinema but a month before his execution, he confessed to having committed the crimes for some politicians who had raped the girls. The killer was hanged to death in Salem Prison in 1995.
7. Amardeep Sada
Hailing from Begusarai, Bihar, Amardeep is India’s youngest serial killer. He was charged with 3 murders – his 6-month-old cousin, 8-month-old sister, and 6-month-old neighbors daughter when he was just 8. It is said that the family didn’t approach the police when he committed first two murders but when he killed neighbors daughter, the police was informed.
When asked about why he committed all the killing, Amardeep just smiled.
8. Thug Behram
This guy is cited to have killed over 930 people from 1790-1840 and thus regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in the history. However, he claimed to have killed 125 people only. He was executed by hanging in 1840.
9. M. Jaishankar
This guy is charged with 30 rapes, 15 murders, 1 prison break, and just 1 arrest. All his victims were women and he is said to have stabbed them with a machete. He is currently serving 10 years imprisonment and waiting for 20 other trial cases.
10. Beer Man
Between October 2006-January 2007, 6 people were killed and the police found a beer can beside each dead body. This gave them the idea that this murderer is a serial killer. In January 2008, Ravindra Kantrole was convicted of the crimes. But he was acquitted in 2009 due to lack of evidence. He now owns a restaurant in Mumbai but the Beer Man history still remains unsolved!