Ram Niranjan is an Indian serial killer and cannibal, who used to work as a driver within the Central Ordinance Depot, Naini. In September 2022, a documentary based mostly on his felony actions was launched on Netflix with the identify ‘Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer.’
Ram Niranjan aka Raja Kolandar or Raja Kalander was born in 1962 (age 60 years; as of 2022) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He didn’t have any formal training.
Peak (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Niranjan belongs to the Kol neighborhood.
Mother and father & Siblings
There may be not a lot data accessible about his dad and mom and siblings.
Spouse & Youngsters
He was married to Phoolan Devi, a politician and member of the gram panchayat. The couple has two sons named Adalat and Zamanat. The names of his spouse and sons weren’t actual, and it was given to them by Niranjan.
His brother-in-law, Vaksharaj, assisted him in numerous murders.
Ram Sagar Village, Thana Naini, Allahabad
Raja Kolandar – The Man Eater
In childhood, Ram Niranjan was not very clever and didn’t attend college. His relations used to taunt him for this and in contrast him with different youngsters. This left has a deep impact on him. In his teenagers, he turned a short-tempered particular person, and he as soon as killed an individual for not giving him a elevate in a automobile. In 2001, the chief reporter and journalist of the Hindi newspaper ‘Aaj’ went lacking in Allahabad. His relations filed a lacking criticism at a close-by police station. Being a identified face within the city, the native police instantly began looking for him. After they began the investigation, they checked that inside a couple of months, 20 different folks went lacking within the city, however the native police didn’t discover any clue to attach the lacking instances. They then tracked Dhirendra’s name particulars. The final quantity he had known as and obtained a name from was a landline no. of a lady named Phoolan Devi, however when she was requested in regards to the name, she denied making a name. The native police then requested her relations in regards to the name, after which her husband Niranjan mentioned that he known as Dhirendra for some work. The native police didn’t discover any lead from the decision particulars and determined to research the case from one other angle. They began finding out the 20 lacking instances to seek out any connection between them. Among the native individuals who went lacking had been Kaali Charan Srivastav (safety guard), Ashok (driver), Santosh (cleaner), and Mueen (an knowledgeable in hypnotism). Nonetheless, the native police couldn’t discover any lead even after finding out all of the lacking instances, and the one factor which got here out was that each one who went lacking had been identified for his or her intelligence within the village. Later, one factor which struck the thoughts of the native police was the timing of the final name made to Dhirendra which was 12:15 am, because the folks in that village used to sleep most by 9 pm-10 pm. The native police then determined to query Niranjan and Phoolan Devi once more, however this time with their background particulars. Throughout the background test, they discovered that Niranjan had modified the actual identify of his spouse to Phoolan Devi and his sons’ names to Azad and Zamanat. Later, a staff of the native police arrived at Niranjan’s residence for investigation. His spouse and sons got here out clear. Then, the native police began questioning Niranjan. Initially, he tried to idiot them, however after a collection of questions, he mentioned,
I must eat some daal earlier than saying one thing. I can’t eat a bowl of daal however a strain cooker filled with daal. I’ll inform you one thing, however don’t arrest me.”
After consuming the daal, he escorted the native police to a room on his farms in Pipri, Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh. After they reached in entrance of the room, Niranjan began his story, he mentioned,
This room and farm are of Raja Kolandar who’s probably the most clever particular person and it is rather tough for anybody to seek out him. He organizes his adaalat right here and punishes folks.”
He then pulled a severed head from a sack mendacity close to the room. The native police had been shocked to see it, and inside a couple of seconds, Niranjan pulled one other severed head. Niranjan mentioned that the primary one was of Srivastav Ji (Kalicharan Srivastav) and the opposite was of Mueen Bhai. Pointing in direction of a tree on his farm, he mentioned different skulls are tied by the merciless king to that tree. When he was requested in regards to the journalist Dhirendra, he mentioned,
Raja had reduce his physique into a number of items and disposed them.”
The native police then requested him who was Raja Kolandar and the place he was. Niranjan then began making tales, however when he was requested strictly, he got here out with the reality. On listening to the reality, the native police had been shocked to know that Raja Kolandar was his brainchild. He used to think about himself Raja so he saved his identify Raja Kolandar. Later, he shared how he killed the journalist Dhirendra,
On 14 December 2000, I known as Dhirendra to my farm to offer him some necessary data, whereas he was sitting close to a bonfire, my brother-in-law Vaksharaj, fired on him with a desi pistol and we beheaded him and disposed of different elements of his physique in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. I had a doubt that Dhirendra knew all the pieces about me and would expose me, so I killed him. We saved his Tata Sumo.”
As Niranjan was not a vibrant youngster, his dad and mom used to match him with different youngsters which left a deep impact on him. When he grew up, he began discovering individuals who had been identified for his or her intelligence in his village. He used to behead such folks and dispose remainder of the physique. He then took out the mind of the victims, make their soup and drank it. He had a perception that it might assist sharpening his mind. Additional, as a reward, he used to color the cranium in several colours and wrote the caste/faith of the particular person on the cranium and tie it to the tree. He as soon as killed a Kayastha man simply because he believed that Kayastha individuals are clever.
The Secret Diary
The native police then discovered a diary in his room. Within the diary, he had crammed 14 pages, and on every web page, he wrote the identify, faith/caste of the sufferer with a cross. On the primary web page of the diary, Kalicharan Srivastav was written and on the final web page, Dhirendra’s identify was written. Later, Niranjan confessed that from 1992 to 2000, he killed round 30 folks.
Verdict within the Case
On Niranjan’s arrest, his spouse mentioned that she used to really feel that he had some psychological points, however he couldn’t kill anybody. Niranjan was even examined by psychiatrists, however in keeping with the reviews, he didn’t have any psychological issues. In accordance with media sources,
The illiterate Ram Niranjan was a merciless and harsh thoughts since childhood. He used to get aid by hurting others. This very nature of his pushed him into the world of Geryam. The Kolandar of the coal fraternity had created panic in Shankargarh. To whomever he appeared along with his eyes, the worry of dying began haunting him. On the energy of this worry, he acquired the title of Raja from the fraternity. He used to bleed the kids taking part in collectively in sports activities. As he bought older, madness dominated his thoughts. Those that know Kolandar say that he favored to drink the recent blood of the goat. He typically hosted meat feasts with mates at his farmhouse. Within the meantime, the illiterate Kolandar got here to know from someplace that the mind will get sharpened by consuming despatched from a human, then he turned thirsty for human blood. After killing folks, the male vampire Kolandar took out their sentries and began consuming them. Kolandar was additionally very fond of garments. Every time he goes out to go someplace, he used to put on boots and sun shades.”
In 2001, a cost sheet was filed in opposition to him, and as a result of lack of proofs, it took virtually 11 years, to place Niranjan and his brother-in-law (his alliance) behind the bars. They had been fined Rs 10,000 every with life imprisonment.
Based mostly on Niranjan’s murders, a Hindi Netflix documentary ‘Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer’ was launched in 2022.