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REVEALED: Mystery behind Kolkata's dreaded serial killer 'Stoneman'

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Oct 26, 2013, 09:52 PM IST

The first hint of a serial-killer who was targeting homeless ragpickers and beggars in India came from Mumbai.
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    Kolkata: The Stoneman was a name given by the popular English daily of Kolkata to an alleged serial killer who menaced the streets of that city in 1989. The Stoneman was credited with 13 murders over six months (the first in June 1989), but it was never established whether the crimes were the handiwork of one person or a group of individuals.
    The Kolkata Police also failed to resolve whether any of the crimes were committed as a copycat murder.
    To date, no one has been sentenced for these crimes, making this one of the greatest unsolved mysteries plaguing modern metropolitan Indian police forces.

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    Kolkata: The Stoneman was a name given by the popular English daily of Kolkata to an alleged serial killer who menaced the streets of that city in 1989. The Stoneman was credited with 13 murders over six months (the first in June 1989), but it was never established whether the crimes were the handiwork of one person or a group of individuals.
    The Kolkata Police also failed to resolve whether any of the crimes were committed as a copycat murder.
    To date, no one has been sentenced for these crimes, making this one of the greatest unsolved mysteries plaguing modern metropolitan Indian police forces.

    Click next to read more...
  • +4 See more slides
    Kolkata: The Stoneman was a name given by the popular English daily of Kolkata to an alleged serial killer who menaced the streets of that city in 1989. The Stoneman was credited with 13 murders over six months (the first in June 1989), but it was never established whether the crimes were the handiwork of one person or a group of individuals.
    The Kolkata Police also failed to resolve whether any of the crimes were committed as a copycat murder.
    To date, no one has been sentenced for these crimes, making this one of the greatest unsolved mysteries plaguing modern metropolitan Indian police forces.

    Click next to read more...
  • +4 See more slides
    Kolkata: The Stoneman was a name given by the popular English daily of Kolkata to an alleged serial killer who menaced the streets of that city in 1989. The Stoneman was credited with 13 murders over six months (the first in June 1989), but it was never established whether the crimes were the handiwork of one person or a group of individuals.
    The Kolkata Police also failed to resolve whether any of the crimes were committed as a copycat murder.
    To date, no one has been sentenced for these crimes, making this one of the greatest unsolved mysteries plaguing modern metropolitan Indian police forces.

    Click next to read more...
  • +4 See more slides
    Kolkata: The Stoneman was a name given by the popular English daily of Kolkata to an alleged serial killer who menaced the streets of that city in 1989. The Stoneman was credited with 13 murders over six months (the first in June 1989), but it was never established whether the crimes were the handiwork of one person or a group of individuals.
    The Kolkata Police also failed to resolve whether any of the crimes were committed as a copycat murder.
    To date, no one has been sentenced for these crimes, making this one of the greatest unsolved mysteries plaguing modern metropolitan Indian police forces.

    Click next to read more...

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