Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder

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Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The ...
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Javed Iqbal

Pp. 150-161 (12)

Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

Serial murder is a relatively rare occurrence in the Muslim world, according to available reports from those nations. Similarly, homosexuality is not a common lifestyle choice, but Javed Iqbal was an exception to these general tendencies. His motive was unclear; was he a social reformer, as he claimed at his trial, or merely seeking revenge against the Pakistani police for alleged acts of brutality? This chapter describes the killer, and explores the possibility of other crimes. The serial murders were analyzed in terms of motive, MO, victimology, time frame and number of murders. The existence of suspiciously incriminating serial killer communication was investigated, along with other rhetorical acts related to this case. The investigation and trial were discussed, along with the alleged suicide of Iqbal and his accomplice.

Keywords:

Acid vats, Anti-corruption Crime, Crime Investigation Agency, Daily Jang, Dismembered, Dissolved, Javed Iqbal, Islamabad, Islamia College, Islamia High School, Kot Lahkpat Prison, Lahore, Lahore General Hospital, Pakistan, Sexually assaulted, Social reformer, Strangled, The Council on Islamic Ideology, The News, Underclass.

Affiliation:

The University of New Mexico USA.