When we talk about serial killing, our body gets shivers. It is really impossible to contemplate the nature of these heinous crimes. The reason why people become serial killers is not clear, but it has been debated over the years that the motive behind psycho killing is that they have a psychological disorder, and that killers simply enjoy killing. These killers live among us like ordinary people, but a bitter truth is hidden behind their innocent faces. Here are the top 10 psycho killers of India who still make us wonder how people can be so heartless and show no empathy towards human life.

Nithari killings (2005-2006)  – raped and killed over 19 children

Top 10 Psycho Killers of India - Nithari killings (2005-2006)  - raped and killed over 19 children
Top 10 Psycho Killers of India – Nithari killings (2005-2006)  – raped and killed over 19 children

The Nithari serial murders took place between the period of 2005 to 2006 in the house of Moninder Singh Pandher, a wealthy businessman near Nithari village in India. Monider’s domestic helper Surinder Koli also helped him in his heinous crimes. They were caught when a local parent found a rotting arm in the drain of the tank. Following Moninder’s confession, police found remains of other children in a nearby land.

Chandrakant Jha (1998-2007) – killed 18 people

Chandrakant Jha (1998-2007) - killed 18 people
Chandrakant Jha (1998-2007) – killed 18 people

Chandrakant Jha killed 18 people during a span of 9 years from 1998 to 2007. He also became the subject of a Netflix documentary “The Predator”. He used to befriend people who needed jobs and would help them in finding small jobs and even let them stay in his own house. Jha then started fighting over trivial matters with them and lost his temper, which eventually led to the death of the victims. He used to kill his victims and dumped them outside Tihar, an Indian prison, leaving a note on the corpse, saying he wanted to challenge the police.

Thug Behram (1790-1840) – killed 125 people suspected to kill 931

Top 10 Psycho Killers of India - Thug Behram (1790-1840) - killed 125 people suspected to kill 931
Top 10 Psycho Killers of India – Thug Behram (1790-1840) – killed 125 people suspected to kill 931

Thug Behram alias Buhram Zamindar was the leader of the infamous Thug sect in Awadh, India. He was suspected of killing approximately 931 people, but he was only accused of killing 125 people. His victims were traveling groups from the period 1790 to 1840. Behram was hanged for his crimes in 1840.

Darbara Singh ( April – October 2004 ) – killed 17 children

Darbara Singh ( April - October 2004 ) - killed 17 children
Darbara Singh ( April – October 2004 ) – killed 17 children

Darbara Singh was a notorious psycho killer who was involved in the kidnapping of 23 migrant children between the period of 6 months from April 2004 to October 2004. The children were also molested and sexually assaulted, 17 of the 23 children were even killed. Singh was arrested in October 2004. Darbara Singh had already gone to jail on charges of sexual assault and murder of a child. He was acquitted in many cases due to lack of evidence. However, Darbara died in jail in 2018, with some cases still pending for trial.

M. Jaishakar ( 2008 – 2011) rapped 30 women and killed 19 women

Top 10 Psycho Killers of India - M. Jaishakar ( 2008 - 2011) rapped 30 women and killed 19 women
Top 10 Psycho Killers of India – M. Jaishakar ( 2008 – 2011) rapped 30 women and killed 19 women

M.Jaishankar alias Psycho Shankar, was a psycho killer who was involved in raping 30 women and killing 19 women over a period of 3 years. He used to carry a bag in which he had a knife, which he used to kill women who opposed his forced physical intimacy. Jaishankar usually abducted sex workers, raped them and later killed them. He was first arrested for the rape and murder of a police constable, whose body was found a month later. M.Jaishankar committed suicide after failing to escape prision.

Renuka Shinde & Seema Gavit  -(1990-1996) kidnapped 13 children and killed 5 children

Renuka Shinde & Seema Gavit  -(1990-1996) kidnapped 13 children and killed 5 children
Renuka Shinde & Seema Gavit  -(1990-1996) kidnapped 13 children and killed 5 children

Renuka Shinde and Seema, were two sisters who were psycho killers. They were jailed for kidnapping 13 children and killing 5 children in the period between 1990 and 1996. The purpose of the kidnapping was to use the children to steal people’s belongings in crowded places. If the children are caught they will try to gain sympathy by hurting the child and also it will be easier for them not to be accused if the children are caught. Later 5 of the abducted children were murdered. These women were sentenced to death by the court.

KD Kempamma (1999-2007)  killed 6 women

Top 10 Psycho Killers of India - KD Kempamma (1999-2007)  killed 6 women
Top 10 Psycho Killers of India – KD Kempamma (1999-2007)  killed 6 women

KD Kempamma alias Cyanide Mallika was a convicted psycho killer who murdered 6 women in a span of 8 years between 1999 and 2007. The purpose of the murder was to steal the jewelry of women. Mallika befriended the women who came to the temple with great difficulty, and asked the women to come dressed in nice clothes and bring all the ornaments to perform the rituals. When the ladies come dressed in fine clothes and wearing jewelry, Mallika gives them cyanide tablets along with holy water, after which she steals all the jewelry.

Mohan Kumar ( 2004 – 2009)  killed 20 women

Mohan Kumar ( 2004 - 2009)  killed 20 women
Mohan Kumar ( 2004 – 2009)  killed 20 women

Mohan Kumar also known as Cyanide Mohan killed around 20 women between the period of 2004 to 2009. He used to  trick women who were unable to marry or find a husband because of dowry. He used to propose marriage to them and steals all the jewelry. Mohan was also involved in several bank frauds. He was sentenced to death in 2013. The killer was initially a primary school teacher.

Amarjeet Sada (2006 – 2007) killed 3 toddlers

Top 10 Psycho Killers of India - Amarjeet Sada (2006 - 2007) killed 3 toddlers
Top 10 Psycho Killers of India – Amarjeet Sada (2006 – 2007) killed 3 toddlers

Amarjeet Sada was 8 years old when he started killing. His first victim was a 6 year old cousin brother, second was a 8 months old infant sister. Then after killing his brother and sister, he killed his neighbor’s six month old daughter. Soon after the 3rd murder he was arrested and taken to a children’s home. Since he was a minor he walked free from the children’s home (parison) in 2016.

Aadesh Khambra (2007 -2020) killed 33 people

Aadesh Khambra (2007 -2020) killed 33 people
Aadesh Khambra (2007 -2020) killed 33 people

Aadesh Khambra was a tailor by profession who killed around 33 people over a span of 13 years. He joined a gang of 9 members, who used to kill the truck driver and throw their body in the outskirts of the city. Then he used to sell their goods along with their truck. Before selling the truck he changed the look of it. Aadesh Khambara’s method was to offer sweets  with sedatives to truck drivers and helpers, then he strangled them to death.  

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