ZEE5 series Auto Shankar is inspired by the real-life Gowri Shankar aka Auto Shankar, who used to run the illicit arrack business and prostitution rackets during the early 1980s, in Chennai. His manner of disposing of his murder victims by either burning their bodies to later dump the ashes in the sea or by cementing them in the walls had created a ruckus in the media. The psyche of this criminal and his inspiration to do is explored to a great extent in this series.
Watch Auto Shankar as he rises in rank through the crime world of Chennai
Like Auto Shankar, Indians have witnessed some cold blood murderers and psychopaths in the past. So, let us take a look at five of the most horrific criminals in recent Indian history.
Raman Raghav was more a murderer than a human, who went on his killing spree in the 1960s, in the outskirts of Mumbai. He murdered many homeless people who lived on pavements. In his confession to the police, he confessed to 41 murders. A movie named Raman Raghav 2.0, directed by Anurag Kashyap, is influenced by this murderer.