Crimes and murders are those two terms that go hand in hand. They are something, that can lead to creating, tremendous terror and horror among masses. Talking of crimes, we get a number of names in our mind; Dawood Ibrahim, Abdul Latif, Bin Laden and so on, the list is endless.
Speaking of crimes, it is so said that men commit crimes much more as compared to women. But the theories were all proved wrong by this particular lady named, Mallika.Here comes a brief insight into the story of India’s first female serial killer.
Basically from Karnataka, bearing the real name K.D. Kempanna(aka Mallika) would be roaming around temples, just like any other deviotional, religious person. Disguised as a religious woman, owing great powers, her appearance was enough to decieve any lady who has several problems in her life. Kempanna would find such ladies who need domestic cure or medical cure, would befriend them and would simply ask them to visit a particular place, some lonely places, where she could easily commit the crime away from the public. She would ask them to wear their best of ornaments saying God would be pleased to see them in that attire. She would then begin with her ritual proceedings and all of a sudden catch hold of that person’s head and give them a “Cyanide” pill, after having it, they would immediately die. Then, she would gather all the ornaments and escape.
This did not happen just once or twice, in October 1999 around five were murdered by her while 6 others were murdered in a week’s period in December 2007. After this, she got caught while trying to sell the ornaments. She was sentenced to death and also had to pay a penalty of Rs.10,000, but later her death sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.
Owing to her earlier life, it is said that she had a basic chit fund business, but it did not go well. She had plenty of debts and was involved in a cheating case. She had to go to the jail then and that’s when her husband left her. As a result, she cut ties with her family and then adopted this process of easy money making. She is said to have three children too, two daughters and one son. Both the daughters are said to be well qualified too.
“Cyanide Mallika” has surely been one of those personalities whose name and actions could send chills down the spine. Also, she is the first ever “female serial killer” of India.