Name: Vikesh Kumar
Born – 2001 / Died – ****
Number of victims: 1
Heartbreaking in this case is the fact that the victim was so young and they were cousins. Deepu Kumar was 9years old when he was killed in Karnail Singh Nagar of the Dugri area [region of Ludhiana, India].
The cannibal in this case was 16 at the time, later identified as Vikesh Kumar. It is believed that he originally wanted to demand a ransom for the young boy, however it all went terribly wrong.
He admitted to consuming flesh, drinking blood, carving up the heart of the victim to dispose of it on the grounds of his school and then dismembering the rest of the corpse in order to hide it.
The police later recovered the heart from the school compound.
On the morning of 17th January 2017, he lured his cousin at his house using a kite and proceeded to commit the murder in the bathtub.
During the investigation, his parents claimed that he would sometimes self-harm and that he enjoyed eating raw meat. It was hinted that he suffers from some form of mental disorder, however that has yet to be determined by a doctor`s exam.
The police initially suspected the murder to be a form of human sacrifice because the body was cut into 6 pieces and abandoned in a vacant field-plot.
I have not been able to deduce from the sourced I uncovered if he was sentenced to prison – I suspect he is institutionalised because of the young age he was at and because of the claims of mental illness by the parents.
Kindly note that this article was not written with an intent to dive into extreme details as I believe that maintaining a respectful attitude towards the victims is more important than anything in this series of articles. Rest in peace, Deepu
† Vampiric Murderers