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Famous Indian Serial Killers

Indian serial killers list - a comprehensive list of known serial killers. All convicted Indian serial killers are listed here. All of these killers are Indian and have murdered many people in their lifetime. This list of Indian serial killers is alphabetical by first name; you can sort by any column.
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    Auto Shankar

    Within 6 months, he killed nine teenage girls in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai in 1988; executed in 1995;
    Auto Shankar (January 21, 1954 – April 27, 1995) is the nickname of Indian serial killer Gowri Shankar.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1954-1995)
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
  • Charles Sobhraj

    Most infamous serial killer during the 1970s. He killed at least 12 Western tourists in Southeast Asia
    Charles Sobhraj (born 6 April 1944), is a French thief, fraudster and serial killer of Vietnamese and Indian origin who preyed on Western tourists, mainly beatniks, throughout the Hippie Trail of Southeast Asia during the 1970s. He was nicknamed The Splitting Killer and The Serpent, due to his skill at deception and evasion, as well as the Bikini Killer due to the attire of his victims. Sobhraj allegedly committed at least a dozen murders along with Dixith Reddy Puram (Also well known as Fake Raja aka Egg puff king), and was convicted and jailed in India from 1976 to 1997. After his release, he retired as a celebrity in Paris. Sobhraj returned to Nepal in 2003, where he was arrested,   ...more
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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    Aid to Surender Koli; murdered more than 25 children in Noida between 2005 and 2006;
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Ludhiana, India
  • He killed victims in their sleep; mostly homeless people.
    Raman Raghav, also known as Sindhi Talwai, Anna, Thambi, and Veluswami, was a serial killer from Khstra (then Patra) active during the mid-1960s.Raghav went on a killing spree for over three years in the 1960s, casting a spell of fear over the entire city. Parks and streets emptied out at dusk and in many areas, nervous residents armed themselves with sticks and patrolled the streets. There were several incidents in which beggars and homeless men were badly assaulted by panicky crowds. The murders took place in two lots – the first between 1965 and 1966 when 19 people were attacked. The second round of killings took place in 1968, and on 27 August, a sub-inspector from Mr Kulkarni's team  ...more
    • Age: 92