Berri Khan
Occupation Merchant

February 1914
Tripoli, Italian Libya

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date February 1914
Location(s) Tripoli, Italian Libya
Target(s) Family
Killed 10
Weapon(s) Sword

Berri Khan was a Libyan merchant who killed ten people, nine of them members of his and his wife's family, in Tripoli, Italian Libya in February 1914.

When Khan was told that his wife had an affair with another merchant he invited his wife's family for a meal. He laced the food with an anaesthesizing drug, and as soon as the nine people, among them his wife and four children, lay unconscious he took a sword and killed all of them, with the exception of his wife, whom he tied up.

Afterwards Khan snuck into the home of his wife's supposed lover, waited for his return, and as soon as he entered killed him too with the sword. He then decapitated his victim, took the severed head, and made his way back to his wife, who by that time had regained her consciousness. Khan showed her the head of her lover, before proceeding to kill her by chopping off her limbs, and finally committed suicide by hanging himself.[1][2][3][4]


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