The jarring tale of Jordan’s killer couple

Between 1994 and 1998 a serial killer terrorized the relatively safe country of Jordan, which then enjoyed a lower crime rate than other countries in the Middle East. Twelve brutal murders and robberies had occurred across several cities, leaving authorities embarrassed and scrambling to find the criminals responsible.

Murder in Vain

Little is known of Kanpatimar Shankariya, except that he was born in 1952 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. And that between 1978 and 1979, he confessed to killing over 70 men and women by bludgeoning them with a hammer behind the ear, earning him the nickname, Kanpatimar, which literally means “one who strikes under the ear”. […]