Patna: An arrested psychopathic serial killer who had allegedly murdered 22 people in Patna, Vaishali and other districts told cops to google his name when asked for his name.
Avinash Srivastava alias Amit, a former Bihar lawmaker’s well-educated son, was arrested from Vaishali district when he was trying to steal cash from a bank. “Don’t waste your and my time interrogating me. Just Google ‘psycho killer Amit’ and you will get all the answers,” he had told police.
Avinash had studied MCA and worked for an IT company, till his father Lallan Srivastav, a former RJD MLC, was murdered in Patna in 2003.
Following his father’s death, “Avinash had pumped 32 bullets into the body of one Pappu Khan, who had killed his father. He then turned into a serial killer after that. Four of his victims are those who were reportedly involved in his father’s killing”, said Vaishali Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar.
Avinash is said to have inspired the climax scene in Bollywood movie “Gangs of Wasseypur-2” in which a man pumps countless number of bullets into a politician to avenge his father’s murder. Avinash also reminds many of serial killer Raman Raghav who terrorized Bombay in the mid-1960s.
Police arrested Avinash while he was cutting the main shutter of Central Bank of India in Vaishali. He had served three years in jail, and was released on bail in March this year.