Episodes

EP. 22 – HERCULES

Hercules: In the early months of 2019, dead bodies of men started showing up in and around Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka; dead bodies of men that, on the face of it, had absolutely no connection to each other. However, a quick look at the crime scenes revealed a harrowing truth about the past and deaths of these killers. Tune in to this week’s episode of the Desi Crime Podcast to learn about Hercules, Bangladesh’s very own vigilante killer.

EP. 21 – KOHISTAN MURDERS – PART 3

It all started with a blurry pixelated video shot in 2011. Now it is 2013, and eight people have been killed as a direct consequence of the video. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has re-opened an investigation into the case. Find out if any more lives are lost by this viral video, and if justice will be served. Welcome back to part 3 of the Kohistan Video Murders.

EP. 20 – KOHISTAN MURDERS – PART 2

In the northern mountains of the Kybher Pakhtunkhwa region in Pakistan in an area known as Kohistan, a leaked video of four singing girls and two dancing boys is spreading among the locals. What seems like an innocent and playful video, is anything but. As cold as it is in the snowy mountains of Kohistan, this story is even colder. Begum Jan, Shireen Jan, Bazigha and Amna all murdered in cold blood. Burned in hot coals and splashed with boiling water, the girls’ own families tortured them for 30 days in a small room until their ultimate demise. But even though they’re dead, their fate ests in the hands of an iron-jawed man — Afzal Kohistani, who’s putting his life on the line for justice. Welcome back to the Kohistan Video Murders, Part 2.

EP. 19 – KOHISTAN MURDERS – PART 1

A video surfaced back in 2012, far in the northern hills of Pakistan, in a small district called Kohistan. This video, to an outsider, like me or you, is a very innocent clip— 4 women clapping and singing wedding songs, while 1 boy dances to their melodious tunes. Sounds like a happy moment caught on a 2-megapixel Nokia camera. Well, think again! As cold as the hills of Kohistan are, this story is even colder. Begum Jan, Shireen Jan, Bazigha and Amna have their lives hanging by a thread. Their fate now rests in the hands of an iron-jawed man— Afzal Kohistani. This is the story of the video that took the lives of 8 people. This is the story of the Kohistan Video Murders.

EP. 18 – HONEYMOON MURDER – PART 2

They’re a beautiful couple and they look like they’re crazily in love. Their romance involves a proposal in Paris, a private jet and a £25,000 ring. Their honeymoon is no less, a lush vacation to Cape Town, South Africa. But after a father has to travel there to collect his daughter’s dead body, the revelations in this case will leave you wondering: can you ever truly know anyone? To find out the story about Anni’s murder, tune in to this week’s episode.

EP. 17 – HONEYMOON MURDER – PART 1

They’re a beautiful couple and they look like they’re crazily in love. Their romance involves a proposal in Paris, a private jet and a £25,000 ring. Their honeymoon is no less, a lush vacation to Cape Town, South Africa. But after a father has to travel there to collect his daughter’s dead body, the revelations in this case will leave you wondering: can you ever truly know anyone? To find out the story about Anni’s murder, tune in to this week’s episode.

EP. 16 – MADNESS IN MADANAPALLE

On the 24th of January 2021, India woke up to the news of a heinous double murder — a husband and wife duo had bludgeoned their own two daughters to death. However, it quickly became clear that the murderers in this double murder weren’t cold-blooded psychopaths but a mentally unstable family that was unable to save itself before it was too late. Listen to the audio of the delusional mother, and hear the details of this gruesome case. To find out the story of the Naidu family and the Andhra double murder, tune in to this episode of the Desi Crime Podcast.

EP. 15 – Mystery of 15 Corpses

This story takes place in the bumbling streets of Karachi. Organ trade, stolen cadavers… and ghosts… so many theories come to light, but which one is true? Imagine you are dead. No, seriously – imagine you are dead, and have been buried by your friends and family. But on the night of your burial, something or someone comes and disturbs your grave. Something or someone comes, and does something to your body that is so heinous, so gory, so crazy, that you thank God you are dead and not alive to witness it. What you just merely imagined was the harsh reality of 50 corpses buried in a graveyard in Karachi. This is the story that shook Pakistan’s very faith in humanity.

EP. 14 – SAGAR SAROWAR AND MEHERUN RUNI

On 11th February 2012, Bangladesh woke up to the news of a harrowing murder that had taken place in its capital – the murder of high-profile energy journalists Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. The first person to discover the dead bodies? Sagar and Meherun’s 5-year-old son, Megh. As we near the ninth anniversary of the crime, find out all the details of one of Bangladesh’s most infamous and brutal cold cases and judge for yourself what you think went down on that fateful night.

EP. 12 – RAHMAN-TODI LOVE STORY

This is a beautiful love story that went wrong; this is a love story riddled with class and religious tensions; this is a love story of two people whose worst crime was wanting to spend their lives with each other. This is the love story of Rizwanur Rahman and Priyanka Todi. She is the daughter of a prominent Hindu billionaire, he is the son of a poor Muslim family, and that was enough to decide their fate. To hear their story, tune in to this week’s episode.

EP. 11 – PRIME MINISTER HIJACKS AIRPLANE – NEPAL

Yes, don’t wipe your glasses, you read it right — the Prime Minister of Nepal hijacked an airplane, and this is the story all the way back from 1973. Girija Prasad was involved in hijacking a Royal Nepalese Airline Flight transporting ₹3 Lakh from Bihar, India, in an attempt to gather funds for a democratic revolution. Tune into this episode to find out if he was successful.

EP. 10 – MYSTERY OF GAURAV TIWARI

The man, the myth, the legend, Gaurav Tiwari was India’s first significant paranormal investigator. However, the case of his death still remains a mystery. All of India was left shocked when this star was found dead in his Delhi house under mysterious circumstances. What happened to Gaurav? Did he succumb to the stress of work and a failing marriage? Did his family have something to do with this? Or was there something more sinister at work here? Find out in this episode.

EP. 9 – THE ASSASSINATION OF GANDHI

Mahatma Gandhi survived 6 failed assassination attempts. All too often, politics saturates how we look at the world, and today’s case has been polluted by politics for far too long. Very few know the actual story of what happened on 30th January 1948. In this episode we discuss the actual story of not only the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, but also Nathuram Godse. Who was he actually, and did he try to murder Gandhi before (hint: yes he did)?

EP. 8 – ROYAL PARK MURDER

This is the story of a young, 19-year-old Swedish-Sri Lankan named Yvonne Jonnson who decided to use her summer break in 2005 to have fun and explore Sri Lanka with her sister and friends. Little did anyone know that July 1st 2005, a night Yvonne decided to go out partying with her sister and her sister’s new boyfriend, would become the last night anyone saw her alive. From a shocking and gory murder, to the involvement of the Sri Lankan President, this case has it all. To listen to Yvonne’s story, tune in to this week’s episode of The Desi Crime Podcast.

EP. 7 – NITHARI KILLINGS -PART 2

Children continue to disappear in the 100m stretch of Nithari Village, and the cops’ callousness is not helping. But when Officer Panday receives an email, this case takes a shocking turn. Payal’s missing phone has been traced. The e-mail Officer Panday receives says : Surendra Kohli, Village Nithari, Sector 31, Noida. The cops rush to the address, but they weren’t ready for what awaited them. Tune into the second part to find out the horrors of House No. D-5.

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