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Here’s what Chandrakant Jha, the serial killer who inspired Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi, is doing now

The Netflix documentary was directed by Ayesha Sood, Dheeraj Jindal and Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni.

Here’s what Chandrakant Jha, the serial killer who inspired Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi, is doing now

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 12.39 PM, Jul 21, 2022

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Netflix has an impressive collection of true crime documentaries available to stream on its platform, the most intriguing and harrowing of them based on the lives of some infamous serial killers. The latest among them is Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi the chilling tale of Chandrakant Jha, a serial killer who murdered and dismembered almost eight people between 1998 and 2007. Ayesha Sood, the director and creator of the documentary series definitely painted a distressing portrait of the cold blooded killer. But where is The Butcher of Delhi now?

Although Jha had first been arrested in 1998, for the suspected murder of the head of his vendor’s association, the former was soon released due to a lack of evidence. Jha’s killing spree did not stop there, as he allegedly murdered almost six people up until 2007, when he was arrested once again, this time for good.

Jha’s MO was that he used to befriend his potential victims and earn their trust, only to turn on them and murder them when he perceived them to ahve done something ‘wrong’. After killing his victims, Jha used to dismember their corpses and scatter the body parts around Delhi. The serial killer reportedly also left notes for the authorities along with the remains of his victims, to taunt the police as he was embittered by his previous arrest.

In 2013, the serial killer was found culpable for three counts of murder, having become acquitted in the rest due to a lack of evidence yet again. For the convictions, Jha was given two death penalties and life imprisonment, although he was able to get the former commuted to a life term as well. According to The Cinemaholic, Jha applied for parole in January 2022, which was denied.

Indian Predator: The Butcher Of Delhi is available for streaming on Netflix.

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