India's Most Wanted Strikes Again

For law-enforcement officials in India, the career of notorious outlaw Muniswamy Veerappan has played out with depressing monotony: India's most famous criminal kidnaps someone famous, ransom is paid, police swear they'll catch him next time and the cycle repeats. The state governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in southern India claim to have spent $30 million over 15 years trying to capture him, but Veerappan—alleged to have had a hand in more than 130 murders—has remained untouchable, thanks to his jungle survival skills and police corruption. Now, after laying low for two years, he's tried his luck once more, snatching former...

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