The first hint of a serial-killer who was targeting homeless ragpickers and beggars in India came from Mumbai.
Starting in 1985, and lasting well over two years, a series of twelve murders were committed in the Sion and King's Circle locality of the city.
The criminal or criminals' modus operandi was simple: first he or she would find an unsuspecting victim sleeping alone in a desolate area. The victim's head was crushed with a single stone weighing as much as 30 kg.
In most cases, the victims' identities could not be ascertained since they slept alone and did not have relatives or associates who could identify them.