Mahanand Naik

Mahanand Naik admitted to killing 16 women over a period of 15 years. While he has been convicted for raping a friend of his wife, he has been acquitted in five murder cases as of November 2010.

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
Confessed to 16; Suspected in 20+; Acquitted of 5 so farMaleAsianIndiaTerritorialCriminal EnterpriseUnknownn/a

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Mahanand Naik Sentenced to Life

on July 23rd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Mahanand Naik was sentenced to life in prison earlier this week, for the murder of Vasanti Gawde. Vasanti is believed to be Naik’s first victim. The Additional District and Sessions Court also fined Naik Rs 1.3 lakh. This will be given to the family of the victim. This is Naik’s…

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Mahanand Naik found guilty of Vasanti Gawde murder

on July 1st, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Principal Judge Nutan Sardessai found Mahanand Naik guilty of the 1995 murder of 19-year-old Vasanti Gawde on Thursday. The judge will hear sentencing arguments on Monday, July 4th. Naik abducted Vasanti after convincing her that he was going to marry her. He took her into a wooded area at Betoda…

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Mahanand Naik Given Life in Prison

on June 10th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

A court in Goa Friday sentenced Mahanand Naik to life in prison for the murder of 32-year-old Susheela Fatarpekar. Naik is being tried for the murder of seventeen women. So far, he has been acquitted of six murders due to lack of evidence. According to police, Naik would befriend his…

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Prosecution Wants Life for Mahanand Naik

on June 7th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

On Monday, prosecutors in the case against Mahanand Naik asked for him to be given life in prison. He was found guilty on May 30th of strangling Sushila Fetaperkar. He was acquitted in seven previous murder cases.

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Mahanand Naik Charged With Additional Murder

on March 17th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Accused serial killer Mahanand Naik has been charged with an additional killing. According to the filing, Naik kidnapped 22-year-old Dipali Jotkar from her residence in Rumdamol, Davorlim, India. After killing her, Naik stole a number of gold ornaments. Jotkar’s body was found fifteen days later.

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Mahanand Naik Acquitted of Two More

on December 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Mahanand Naik impressive court record continues to improve. He’s now received seven acquittals and one conviction. The lone conviction was for raping his wife’s friend. According to police, his M.O. was to convince young women to marry him. When they eloped with him, he strangle them. Before we believe that,…

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Mahanand Naik Receives Seven Years

on October 8th, 2010 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Suspected serial killer Mahanand Naik received a sentence of seven years in prison for the rape of a girl in 2009. The unnamed victim says she was being blackmailed by Mahanand, and had been raping her for over three years. While he was being interrogated after his arrest, he confessed…

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