This week, we talk about the gangster who terrorised Madras in the 80s

Auto Shankar is the nickname of an Indian serial killer Gowri Shankar. Shankar and his gang were found guilty of six murders, committed over a period of two years in 1988–1989.

  • Name: Gowri Shankar
  • Known as: Auto Shankar
  • DOB: January 21, 1954,
  • Place: Kangeyanallur village, Vellore
  • Number of victims: 6
  • Cause of death: Hanging
  • Death: April 27, 1995
  • Crime Spree: 1988-1989