How this 8-Year-Old Became the Youngest Serial Killer in the World
Amarjeet Sada, India’s Infamous Child Psychopath.
Kent Kiehl, a psychologist at the University of New Mexico, says that an ominous sign that someone displays psychopathic behavior is when they commit crimes at a very young age: ages that are as young as 8, 9, 10. These children are more likely to display callous behavior when they grow up and might go on to commit heinous crimes.
Psychopathy itself is a trait where the individual shows a lack of remorse, is detached from emotions, and shows extreme forms of apathy towards human emotions. While constituting a minority in the larger population, these individuals are responsible for more than half of the crimes committed within society. While most of them are grown adults committing acts after they achieve their independence and hide them from the world, some individuals start their killing spree from a very young age.
This was the case for India’s youngest and most infamous child psychopath, Amarjeet Sada, who was just eight years old when he first fed his lust for taking a human life and his desire to inflict pain on others. He chose to prey on children, and his first victim was just a small baby who was only eight months old. What makes this even more chilling is that it wasn’t just a random child; the eight-month-old child was Amarjeet’s own sister.
A lust for blood was deemed as familial affairs.
Born in the village of Mushahar, Bihar, India, the child experienced a childhood much like other children around him. However, none of the people around him knew that he would grow up to commit heinous crimes. Some people speculate that as his father was a laborer, he forced Amarjeet to work from a very early age. Considering that the family was poor, abuse must have taken place that led to the nurturing of Amarjeet’s psychopathic and sadistic tendencies.
Shortly after the murder of his sister, Amarjeet struck again, murdering another infant who was six months old. This victim happened to be the daughter of his maternal uncle. Amarjeet seemed to find joy in picking out victims that he had easy access to and would strangle them to death. What is more horrific is that the families…