Episodes

EP. 6 – NITHARI KILLINGS – PART 1

Kidnapping, canniballism, rape, pedophilia, serial murder: all in one story. The Nithari Case is one of India’s most gruesome and sinister true crime cases. Children start disappearing from a 100-meter stretch in the village of Nithari in Noida. This region was deemed a ‘black hole’ by locals because it appeared to swallow children. From class struggle to police corruption, this case manifests a true Desi Crime. But what was this ‘black hole’, and who was behind these kidnappings? To find out what happened, tune in to this episode of The Desi Crime Podcast.

EP. 5 – RANGA AND BILLA

‘Ranga’ and ‘Billa’… if you’re Indian, you’ve probably heard their names in jest. But nowadays very few actually know the haunting story behind the two petty criminals who committed a kidnapping that went horribly wrong. This was a case that shook the nation, tore apart a family and led to one of India’s first cases of the death penalty. To find out what happened, tune in to this episode of The Desi Crime Podcast.

EP. 4 – JAYARAJ AND BENNIX

On the evening of 20th June 2020, Jayaraj and his son Bennix were taken into police custody for a petty infraction. The cops held them in custody for longer than they were authorised to and the next time the two men were seen, they were severely beaten with their clothes soaked in blood. A day later, the father-son duo died. To find out what happened to Jayaraj and Bennix in police custody and why these two men came to be known as India’s George Floyds, listen to this episode of The Desi Crime Podcast.

EP. 3 – CRIES OF A 100 MOTHERS – PART 2

When Lahore police began their hunt for the man who claimed to have sexually assaulted 100 young boys before killing them, they are led to a house of horrors, a house owned by a man named Javed Iqbal. But didn’t Iqbal commit suicide? Isn’t he dead? To find out whether or not those 100 children ever got justice and to find out exactly how the cops unraveled the layers of Pakistan’s most heinous crime, tune in to part 2 of the episode on Javed Iqbal.

EP. 2 – CRIES OF A 100 MOTHERS – PART 1

When children started disappearing from the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, in 1999, a letter arrived in the lap of Lahore police. “I sexually assaulted 100 children before killing them” — this was the first line of the confessional statement of a man who soon came to be known as Pakistan’s most notorious serial killer, and one that sent Lahore police on its largest manhunt ever. Who was this man? Did he really kill 100 children? What was his story? To find out, tune in to part 1 of the episode on Javed Iqbal.

THUG LIFE #1 GABBAR SINGH

is the most popular villain in all of Bollywood. But did you know his character was inspired by an actual dacoit? Gabbar Singh Gujjar, born in 1926, was one of India’s most feared dacoits in the post-independence era. He murdered 31 people and his eccentricities involved a vow to chop the noses of 116 people. From his early life, to his terrorizing reign and encounters with the police, tune into this episode of THUG LIFE to hear the story of Gabbar Singh, India’s favourite villain.

EP. 1 – THE BURARI HANGINGS

Delhi, the capital of India, is a city with one of the highest suicide rates anywhere in the world. But even a city like this is left shaken when all eleven members of the same seemingly happy and wealthy family are found dead. What made this ‘normal’ family kill themselves? Was it really a suicide? Or was it a murder? Can there be a third explanation? Tune in to see what Aishwarya and Aryaan have to say about the case that shook the nation in 2018.

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