Shanmukh Rai
Attack information
Date April 23/24, 2002
Location(s) Bhagha, India
Target(s) Family
Killed 10
Weapon(s) Melee weapon

Shanmukh Rai was an Indian who killed ten members of his family in Bhagha, a village in Palamu district, India during the night from April 23 to April 24, 2002. Rai, who was armed with a sharp weapon and attacked his victims while they were sleeping, killed his mother, his wife, and his seven children, as well as another relative, before he was arrested by police with the help of the villagers. The reason behind the murders apparently was a family dispute.[1][2][3]


  1. Man kills 10 members of family in Jharkhand, The Times of India (April 24, 2002)
  2. Man kills 10 of family, The Times of India (April 25, 2002)
  3. Mentally ill Indian man kills 10 members of his family, Agence France-Presse (April 24, 2002)

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