An 8-year-old boy identified Amarjeet Sada as has been named the world’s youngest serial killer.
According to reports, the 8-year-old boy killed for the first time at the age of 7.
He had allegedly killed three people by the age of eight, two of whom were related to him.
The 8-year-old boy from the Begusaray district in Bihar, India was born in 1998.
The family, who were extremely poor, eventually moved to Mushahari village where his father worked as a labourer.
In 2006 Amarjeet allegedly murdered his six-year-old cousin, his uncle’s daughter.
Shortly after, he is believed to have murdered another infant – his own eight-month-old sister.
Some of Amarjeet’s family members and other members of the village were reportedly aware of his crimes, according to his uncle.
However, they were considered “family matters”, and therefore were not reported to authorities.
But in 2007, Amarjeet allegedly killed a neighbour’s six-month-old daughter, called Kushboo.
The baby’s mother had left her at a primary school to sleep while she did some chores – but when she returned Kushboo was gone.
The villagers, who reportedly knew about Amarjeet’s past crimes, confronted him about the baby’s disappearance.
He confessed to the police and showed no remorse while he recounted the gory details of how he had murdered and buried Kushboo.
The 8-year-old boy has been placed in a remand home in the nearby town of Munger.
Under Indian law, a child can’t be sentenced to death or sent to prison but can be detained at a children’s home until they turn 18, according to The Guardian.