Aug 20, 2003

The beast of Mashhad

Guardian's article on the Iranian serial killer, Saeed Hanaei who murdured 16. (Mashhad is a province on North, eastern of Iran.)

Guardian: When the drought ended and the rains came, Saeed Hanaei believed that it was a sign from God that his killing spree had divine approval. "I realised God looked favourably on me. That he had taken notice of my work," Hanaei said. With 12 prostitutes already dead by his hands, Hanaei carried on his "work" and strangled at least four more women after luring them to his house in the Iranian city of Mashhad.