Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video: Valet turns high-performance vehicle into large paperweight

This alarmingly bad parking job occurred on July 3, 2014, in New Delhi, India, at the five-star Le Meridien hotel. The valet was returning the car, and is shown arriving at high speed, not slowing or stopping, but hitting another car and finally crashing into a concrete wall. The hotel is calling it driver error.

Dead or just meditating? A court must decide

The family of an Indian guru has asked a court to decide whether or not he is dead, or alive and just meditating. His family believes that he has been dead since January, but his followers say he is in a deep meditative state, and the fact that his estate is estimated at over $167,640,000 makes no-never-mind.

India fights public urination with water cannon

Fighting fire with fire, authorities in India are taking back the streets from public urinators with high-powered hoses. Their solution to an all-too-common urban problem is not just effective, but is sanitary, doesn’t create a lot of paperwork, and provides amusement for all those electing to hold it in.

Police ignore corruption claims for eight years — forgot system password

Over 600 complaints of corruption involving the police in Delhi, India, were forwarded to police by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 2006 — and sat there because no one at police headquarters knew the password, or how to operate the system.

Indian man dies urinating on fuse box

It happened last Saturday night that that a man named only as Jayaraj in reports was walking home very drunk in Ashoknagar, India, when apparently nature called. Jayaraj, 45, reportedly stopped to take a leak at Field Marshal Cariappa Road near Shoolay Circle. Unfortunately, he managed to pee on an electrical fuse box in the process.

India: Two Die in Bizarre Laundry Accident

Many Americans associate laundry hanging from windows and balconies with cherished vacations in the more charming places of the Old World. Last week, however, a woman and a man both died in Salarpur Village, India, in a tragic and weird accident that occurred while she was hanging the laundry out on the line.

Four Indian Bus Rapists Sentenced to Death

The overwhelming majority of Indians seem to feel that justice has been served, though it is not at all clear if and when the punishment will be meted out. For now Indian women are calling this a victory.

Spurned Lover Attacked Woman in University Class with Axe, Killed Self

A case of unrequited love in India ended in a bloody campus assault and suicide when a male student entered a classroom armed with an axe, a knife, poison and a pistol, singled out the female student, who he felt had snubbed him, attacked her with the axe and then slit his own throat.

Free School Lunch in India Kills 25 so Far

Gross school lunches are responsible for snarky terms like "mystery meat" and "murder burgers" finding their way in the English language, but all jokes aside, a recent free school lunch served in India was so bad that 25 so far have died from eating it — including the cook.

Serial Killer Spotlight: ‘Motta’ Navas, Bashed Victims Heads in with a Rock

Accused serial killer "Motta" Navas was arrested on November 1, 2012, after a series of grisly murders in Kollam, Kerala, India, committed between June and August. His targets were street people, all killed in their sleep. There seems to be no motive for these exceptionally controlling, brutal murders of the city’s most vulnerable targets.

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