Category: Serial Killing
Date: Occurred between 1978 and 2001
Crime: After murdering his 100th victim, sent a letter to police admitting to the strangulation and dismemberment of young boys between the ages of 6 and 16.
Biography: Javed Iqbal was born into the family of a wealthy, Pakistani business man. He was the fourth son out of six children. His was a routine childhood and education through high school. In fact, his life was unremarkable until at the age of 37, he filed a police complaint about an alleged beating he suffered at the hands of two servant boys. The police dismissed his complaint setting Iqbal off to exact his own revenge. In his meticulously kept journal, he vowed to make 100 women cry for their lost children. Over a period of six months, he lured unsuspecting street children to his apartment with promises of food and a place to sleep. Then, he would asphyxiate the child with cyanide. It was found that he disposed of the bodies using huge vats of hydrochloric acid and then dumped the remains in the river. The police investigation revealed that he had been paying three teenage accomplices to help him commit these atrocities. Shortly after being sentenced to death by strangulation, he was found dead in his jail cell. To date, Iqbal's death in custody cannot be determined whether it was suicide or death by torture.