Veerappan : Over the past three decades, Koose Muniswamy Veerappan and his criminal gang have committed murder, extortion, and kidnapping in the southern Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Associated with 119 murders, whose victims include 32 Indian police, Veerappan pops into civilization to kill, rob, or kidnap and then disappears into mountainous forest hideaways. In recent years, he has released a series of audio- and videotapes that seek to portray him as a messiah or cult figure. Raghuram, an investigative journalist, succeeds in describing Veerappan in pathological rather than heroic terms, though his descriptions of police attempts to outwit and capture Veerappan do have the qualities of an action adventure movie. The narrative also reveals police arrogance and bungling, peasant apathy, and the abuse of political and judicial power. To date, this remains an unfinished tale as Veerappan continues his bizarre life of crime.
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