The 19th-century Killer Who Murdered Over 900 People Using His Handkerchief

A spine-chilling tale of Thug Behram and his deadly gang.

A watercolor from 1837 depicting thugs, possibly referring to Behram’s gang, strangling a traveler. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

WWilliam Sleeman had a difficult task ahead of him. The British East India Company assigned him to investigate a string of murders in India. Trading caravans, pilgrims, and newlywed women vanished without a trace.

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com