Based on a horrifying true story, Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi will send several chills down your spine from the beginning to the end. The 3-episode documentary traces the case of a brazen serial killer who challenged the Delhi Police with every murder. From October 2006 to May 2007, three dead bodies were dumped in various parts of Delhi, including right outside the heavily-guarded Tihar Jail…twice. One of the many challenges for the Delhi Police, in this case, was the inability to identify the bodies that had been decapitated and mutilated. Along with every dumped body, the killer would leave a letter abusing the Delhi Police and letting them know that he was familiar with the way the police worked internally.
In this Netflix documentary directed by Ayesha Sood, the story is put together through the cops involved in the case, the journalists who followed every development, the people who knew the killer, and even a few who survived his attempts to kill.
Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi is a gripping watch as you go through the investigation step-by-step. Even though the killer is found and arrested at the beginning of the second episode, the story will still hold your attention. As the case unfolds, we are also given a glimpse into his past and so far unknown aspects of the killer’s life that led him down the path of murder.
The third episode is when this twisted story reaches its finale. After the cops and courts are done with the case, the documentary delves into his past in his village and features interviews of people who knew him before he was known as the butcher of Delhi.
This documentary will make you uncomfortable at several points and not just because of its gruesome subject. It will make you think of everything that’s wrong with India’s bustling cities and how our collective lack of focus on mental health and family wellbeing can have terrifying consequences.
Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi is streaming now on Netflix.
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