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5 Investigative Docu-Series On Indian Criminals & Their Crimes

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Filmmaker Selvamani Selvaraj's new docu-series The Hunt for Veerappan which follows the life and death of the ‘Forest King’ is now streaming on Netflix and is drawing polarizing reviews from the critics and fans. The fine line of glorifying the criminal versus stating facts applies to this four-part series too and that naturally becomes a point of criticism or praise. Here are five such Indian true crime documentaries and docu-series that treaded the fine line delicately. 

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Mumbai Mafia: Police vs UnderworldThis is a four-part Netflix documentary series that tells the story of the Mumbai underworld in the 1990s. The documentary explores the rise of the Mumbai mafia, the efforts of the police to bring it down and the resulting violent clashes between the police and gangsters like Dawood Ibrahim and his aides like Abu Salem. The documentary features interviews with former gangsters, police officers, journalists, and politicians along with archival footage. 

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Bad Boy Billionaires: IndiaIf too much gore is not your thing, Bad Boy Billionaires: India, a three-part Netflix documentary series that tells the stories of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and Subrata Roy makes for an interesting watch. The documentary explores the rise and fall of these three men, and features interviews with journalists, law enforcement officials, and the businessmen themselves.

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Wild Wild Country The six-part Netflix documentary series tells the story of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the famous Indian guru who founded a utopian community in Oregon in the 1980s. The community, known as Rajneeshpuram, which quickly grew to over 6,000 people, was accused of voter fraud, bioterrorism, and other crimes. The documentary explores the rise and fall of Rajneeshpuram, featuring interviews with former Rajneeshees, journalists, and law enforcement officials.

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House of Secrets: The Burari DeathsIn 2018, when a family of 10 was found hanged in their home, the entire nation was shocked by how bizarre the incident seemed. The grandmother was strangled, and the other nine, across three generations were bound, gagged, and hanged in a circular formation. The docu-series explores the possibility of murder or mass suicide, unfolding a series of spine-chilling incidents.

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Indian Predator: Murder in a CourtroomOne of the most unbelievable cases in Indian criminal investigation history, Indian Predator: Murder in a Courtroom explores the story of people taking the law into their own hands in the backdrop of the investigation of Surendra Koli, who was convicted of 11 murders. The documentary features interviews with Koli's lawyers, the police officers who investigated the murders, and the families of the victims. It also includes footage from the trial.

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