Though they are not as often mentioned or even known, serial killers outside of the United States and the First World countries are some of the most prolific and revolting.
Luis Garavito in Colombia, Kampatimar Shankariya in India, and Mikhail Popkov in Russia are some of the worst, and Javed Iqbal is also counted in that group after he murdered a hundred boys between the ages of six and sixteen in his native city of Lahore, Pakistan.
His sick, twisted (and, quite frankly, stupid) motive: to make a hundred mothers cry as the justice system had made his mother cry after he was processed in the 1990s for charges of sodomy against a young runaway boy.
Keep reading as we review ten facts about Iqbal, one of the worst human beings to have ever lived and Pakistan’s most prolific serial murderer.
10 A Privileged Upbringing
Javed Iqbal was born to a very wealthy Pakistani industrialist at some point in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
His father sent him to the Government Islamia College, a boarding school for wealthy students, and he lived alongside some of his classmates in a villa that his father had purchased for him.
He grew accustomed to doing more or less what he pleased, especially with the underprivileged children of his age that abounded in Pakistan. Runaways and street children would later be his most frequent victims.
9 Early Fantasies
Already since his childhood and teenage years, Iqbal began to have sadistic fantasies of pedophilia, aided by his feeling of superiority.
Already in his teens, he began to lure and rape boys, using the baits that his economic status afforded to him: a 200 CC motorcycle, other boys whom he hired or brought to live with him and who helped him find victims, and sometimes elaborate schemes involving payments for a harmless service, like helping him carry bags or giving him a massage, which turned into revolting scenes of rape.