(1929–1995) was a psychopathic serial killer
who operated in the city of Mumbai
in the mid-1960s. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia
after his arrest. Very little is known about Raghav's early life or circumstances that led him to commit the crimes.
A series of brutal murders in the outskirts of Mumbai rocked the city in August 1968. Pavement and hutment dwellers were bludgeoned to death while they slept. All the murders took place at night and were committed by using a hard, blunt object.This was witnessed by Krithika who then released this information to the Mumbai police. He also raped his sister before he killed her with several stab womb's.
A similar series of murders had taken place some years earlier (1965–66) in the Eastern suburbs of Mumbai. In that year, as many as 19 people had been attacked, out of whom 9 victims had died. Additionally, one of the victims was a relative of Krithika's. At the time a suspicious looking man found loitering in the area had been picked up by the police. His name was Raman Raghav, a homeless man, and he was already in police files, having spent 5 years in prison for robbery. However, as no hard evidence could be found against him (none of the survivors had seen this man) the police let him go.
When the killer struck again in 1968 the police launched a manhunt for him. Ramakant Kulkarni, then the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID (Crime) took over the investigation and spearheaded a... Read More