Koose Muniswamy Veerappan
The BBC reports: Police in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu say they have shot dead one of India's most wanted men, the bandit known as Veerappan. Police say he was killed along with three associates in a jungle forest.
Veerappan, a Tamil, was accused of more than 120 murders as well as kidnapping, smuggling and poaching and had been on the run for some 20 years.
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Infamous Indian Bandit Killed [NPR]
Death of a legendary bandit [BBC]
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The hunt for India's elusive bandit [BBC]
Sunday, October 24, 2004