‘Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi‘ is a three-part true crime documentary produced by Vice Media and India Today. Directed by Ayesha Sood, the show made its way onto Netflix for North American audiences.
Chandrankant Jha was a serial killer who terrorized villages surrounding New Delhi. It all begins in the early 2000s when the police discover a headless victim in the streets. Soon after, they begin to get notes mocking their inability to identify the victim and even publically naming officers who did not find a body right in front of them. The police engage in a massive sting operation to catch this predator before more victims are caught by this gruesome murderer.
I enjoy watching true crime documentaries based in countries outside of the United States. It is amazing to see how differently they operate and how their laws differ when it comes to arresting and interrogating suspects. This time it was no different.
Told through interviews with the officers involved, surviving victims, mental health experts, and even those who knew the murderer we get an idea of the investigation. It is presented very well and definitely had you pulled into the whole operation for stopping them. My one complaint was that the ending was confusing. One stated that the killer was out on bail and it was later said that he was still serving his life sentence in jail. This was never clarified.
That being said, I still thought it was a pretty decent documentary that relayed to you the story of one of the deadliest killers caught in India.
Check out the trailer below:
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Depictions of violence, Disturbing topics
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