Convicted serial killer and Jayalalithaa fan KD Kempamma, also known as Cyanide Mallika, was shifted to Hindalga prison in Belagavi, earlier this week.
Cyanide Mallika had last week made headlines because she was lodged in Parapanna Agrahara prison, where AIADMK chief VK Sasikala Natarajan is currently put up. What’s more, Mallika was held in the cell next to Sasikala’s.
‘Cyanide’ Mallika was arrested in 2008 and convicted in many cases. Officials said Mallika was shifted due to security reasons. However, jail sources said Mallika was friendly and cordial with Sasikala.
‘Cyanide’ Mallika, possibly the country’s first woman serial killer, is in jail for killing six women. She allegedly identified rich women frequenting temples in and around Bengaluru, befriended them and killed them using cyanide before making off with their jewellery. She was arrested in 2008 and convicted in many cases.