The Desi Crime Podcast

The Desi Crime Podcast

Desi Killers, Desi Kidnappers, Desi Criminals - find them here. Brought to you by Aryaan Misra and Aishwarya Singh. We are your one stop shop for all things Desi, and all things Crazy. Tooooooooo much of true crime is centered around America - New York murder this and Chicago Killer that. What about the Delhi Dons and Karachi killers and Bangladeshi Burglars?! If you are tired of the the same-old American murderer, British killer, Australian kidnapper, Canadian stalker… NO MORE! The Desi Crime Podcast brings DESI crimes. From India, Pakistan, Nepal and other brown communities, we’ll bring you cases that can only be described as Desi. Crimes that take place in the Indian subcontinent aren’t remotely similar to Western crimes— desi crimes are gory, complicated, corrupt and hardly documented. After thorough research on the most sinister cases, we’ll take you on a bumpy, jaw dropping ride around South Asia. Crime is a popular genre in India. CID was watched by boomers, John Grisham was read by millennials, and now, The Desi Crime Podcast is there for Gen Z.

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July 1, 2022 30 min

A brother, a mother and father are grieving their daughters' deaths. It appears that Zainab, Sahar, and Geeti died in a bizarre accident; their black nissan was found drowned in a Lock in Kingston, Canada. But police questioning and investigation unfurls this accident more; suggesting inklings of something way more sinister. Good the grieving family be an act? Do Hamed, Shafia and Tooba know more than they are telling? Find out...

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Imagine you’re on a roadtrip with your family. Your father’s driving well below the speed limit, stickler for the law that he is; your mum’s insisting you eat the food she brought from home instead of the McDonald’s drive-thru meal; your younger sibling’s belligerently asking how far you have left to go. You’re tuned into your headset, staring into the horizon, when suddenly the landscape changes. You’re underwater. Your car is dro...

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On the evening of April 14, 2008 a family of eight in in the small village of Bawankheri, Uttar Pradesh was getting ready for bed with their nightly ritual of tea. Seven of the eight of them, including a 10-month-old baby, never woke up to see another day. The sole surviving member, 23-year-old Shabnam Ali, was hysterical, her entire family gone in an instant. This is the story of a brutal mass murder, a love story, and a court ver...

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We are naturally drawn to stories with a Romeo and Juliet archetype — forbidden love breaking through the shackles of society to ignite the sparks of passion. But let’s not forget how their Shakespearean saga ends: with their tragic death. Our protagonists today, Mithu and Jassi, bear all the same hallmarks. As passionate as their love was, it faced an even more passionate fervor to repress them. This is the story of tradition forc...

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The 29th of May looked like it would pass uneventfully until shocking news shook India: armed assailants had shot and killed Punjabi cultural icon and hip-hop star Sidhu Moosewala. The 28-year-old died after being shot 24 times. But this is no simple story of senseless violence. This is a story of revenge, politics, gangs, guns, and Khalistan. This is the story of Sidhu Moosewala, a young man whose music took a country by storm. 

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We are naturally drawn to stories with a Romeo and Juliet archetype — forbidden love breaking through the shackles of society to ignite the sparks of passion. But let’s not forget how their Shakespearean saga ends: with their tragic death. Our protagonists today, Mithu and Jassi, bear all the same hallmarks. As passionate as their love was, it faced an even more passionate fervor to repress them. This is the story of tradition forc...

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It was now September 12th, a day after the world had turned upside down. In the chaos and panic of one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in the history of the world, one family was reeling uniquely- their daughter, sister, wife Sneha Philip had disappeared just a night before the attack and nobody seemed to have the time to find her. When Sneha’s brother’s lie actually prompts the cops to investigate her disappearance, the ...

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On the 11th of September 2001, the world fundamentally changed. From the moment 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists boarded four American aircrafts, and one by one, planned to crash them into four of the United State’s most significant buildings, death and distruction was on the way. Working in these buildings on that morning and living in these cities on the 11th of September were hundreds of thousands of Indians, one of whom was Sneha Philip....

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This is a story from Pakistan, a story of a woman just like a lot of us. She was in love and living a happy life. She had a loving sister, doting parents and a relationship of 3 years. But by early 2021, something had shifted in Noor’s life. Something was wrong and the people around, the people close to her could sense it. What the people around Noor didn’t know was that she was about to become a symbol of feminism and the rights o...

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By 1976, 5 people are dead within a small radius around a house in Bangkok. This house belongs to wealthy gem dealer Alain Gautier and his wife, Monique. But as of now, nobody had successfully drawn the connection between Alain and the deaths of foreign travelers on the hippy trail. But that was all going to change. Simultaneously, two couples are working to reveal the truth about Alain and the people around him: Dutch diplomat Her...

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“21 year old American woman drugged and drowned in Bangkok”; “Turkish man found doused in gasoline and burnt to death near Pattaya”; “Dutch couple found drugged, strangled and burnt alive in Thailand”… and the countless news reports of dead or missing foreign nations just wouldn’t stop. This is the story of one man behind these killings, and this is the story of one man that uncovered it all. This is the story of Charles Sobhraj.  ...

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April 15, 2022 24 min

After the last episode went live, we were reached out by Hiren Rathod’s wife. This story just took a crazy turn in real time. The episode that we have for you today is a follow up update on the last episode we created, The Bed Box Murder. The story is of a beautiful, young girl, Snehal Gaware, whose murder shook the city of Mumbai and led to the conviction of her boyfriend Hiren Rathod. A lot has happened in the 24 hours since we u...

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April 9, 2022 37 min

A beautiful, young girl has just begun to live her life, only just begun to explore relationships, friendships, academic success but fails to see the signs of the disaster that is coming her way. This is the story of a family, a happy and loving household, broken and destroyed for an unknown cause and a murder that kept Mumbai cops on their toes for almost a decade. This is the story of an romance gone wrong, allegedly. This is the...

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After that harrowing phone call, we left all of you on a cliffhanger. Joe Cinque is barely breathing. Anu Singh is panicking. And Maria Cinque, Joe’s mother is breathless, convinced that her son is dead; dead at the hands of his own girlfriend : Anu Singh. Find out in today’s episode what actually happened on the morning of 26th October 1997; the fateful Sunday that sealed the Cinque’s destiny forever. This is the story of death by...

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This is a story of Romeo and the Devil. A story that involves dinner parties and death, passionate love and paralyzing terror, heroine and a murderer that still roams free among all of us. This is part 1 of the bizarre story of a couple that made a one sided suicide pact, this is the story of Anu Singh. | Intro by ghostfml

 

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Almost two years ago, in June of 2020, as the world was protesting the unlawful death of George Floyd caused by a cop who stepped on his neck for over 9 minutes, India was fighting its own case of police brutality. We brought that case to you two years ago and since then, new, harrowing developments in the case have led us to bring to you an update episode. This episode goes to the countless people who are hurt or lose their life a...

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9 years ago, among the millions of tourists that come to India every year, there was Jonathan Spollen— a 28 year old Irish journalist. He came to India on what was supposed to be a journey of self discovery until his friends and family couldn’t reach him anymore. To find out the story of Jonathan, tune in to this month’s extra Patreon episode. | Intro by ghostfml

 

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From being buried alive, to death penalties, to self proclaimed swamis (godmen), this case has it all. This is the story of the granddaughter of the Dewan of Mysore whose glorious life came to a crashing end in a way that can only be described as people’s worst nightmare. This is the story of Shakereh Khaleeli. | Intro by ghostfml

 

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You have heard of Ted Bundy, the Times Square killer, John Wayne Gacy, Jack the Ripper and on and on and on about a list of serial killers that haunt you in your dreams. The story we have for you today will haunt you even when you are awake. The serial killer we have for you makes the Ted Bundys of the world look like petty criminals, because today’s killer is the greatest, most hated, most terrifying serial killer in the history o...

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February 17, 2022 41 sec

The much demanded intro music to our podcast is finally available to stream as it is. Enjoy some music amidst all the crime we bring to your audio palate.

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