“India’s youngest serial killer” is arrested

May 30, 2007 Begusaray, Bihar, India 8-year-old Amarjeet Sada is arrested for the murder of a 6-month-old Amarjeet (sometimes called Amardeep) was the first suspect when a 6-month-old girl named Kushboo went missing from the village’s primary school. Amarjeet was already known by family members to have strangled and bludgeoned two of his relatives —…

Indian serial killer executed for the murders of 6 teens

April 27, 1995 Salem, India Gowri “Auto” Shankar is executed for the murder of 6 teenage girls During a two-year span between 1988 and 1989, at least 6 girls were abducted, raped, and murdered by Shankar and several of his associates. He was discovered after a girl managed to escape a failed abduction. She told…

1993 Bombay Bombings

March 12, 1993 Bombay (currently Mumbai), India 13 bombings, perpetrated by the international organized crime syndicate D-company, explode across the city As a result of the serial bombings, 257 died and 713 were injured. Some of the blasts were from car or scooters planted with bombs, while others were suitcase bombs left in hotel rooms.…

2002 Godhra train burning

February 27, 2002 Godhra, Gujarat, India A train, primarily carrying Hindu passengers returning from a pilgrimage, is attacked by a mob of between 1,000 to 2,000 people As the train attempted to leave the station, the train’s emergency brake wire was pulled. As the train came to a stop, a mob of 1,000 to 2,000…