Uzun-Agach, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Metal Fang, Kolya the Maneater|
|Conviction(s)||7 counts of murder in the first degree|
Span of killings
|Country||Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union|
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev (1952, Cyrillic: Николай Джумагалиев) is a Kazakh serial killer and cannibal. He was found to have killed seven women before he was caught in 1980 and it was suspected, that he may have killed more women. He was also known as "Metal Fang" for his white metal teeth.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev made it his mission to rid the world of prostitutes. He also said that he have fought against matriarchy. He stalked his victims in secluded places in Uzun-Agach. Two times he broke into houses, killing 3 women. At least two other victims were killed in Dzhumagaliev's house. He cannibalised his victims, drank their blood and practiced necrophilia, sometimes committing intercourse in stab wounds. During the series of murders Dzhumagaliev was also convicted for accidental murder from hunting rifle of one of his male friends. However, Colonel Dubyagin says, that murdered man might be witness of one of Dzhumagaliev's crimes and Nikolai killed him to avoid capture.
Dzhumagaliev's crimes were discovered when two drunks, whom he invited over to his house, discovered a woman's severed head in the kitchen. He was found not responsible for his murders (which are believed to be at least seven) due to insanity, and he was committed to a mental institution in Tashkent.
Escape and recapture
He escaped in 1989 while being transported to another facility. It is unknown if Nikolai committed murders during the time he was loose. It was also suspected that he might have traveled to Moscow. He was re-captured in 1991 in Fergana. Dzhumagaliev's fate in the 1990s is unclear. Some sources said that he was released and returned to Uzun-Agach, where people remembered his crimes and humiliated him. He then asked to be taken back to the asylum. However, in the mid 2000s, Dzumagaliev remained in a psychiatric clinic and gave an interview. Doctors said that he was cured and could be released, but Colonel Dubyagin was unsure if Nikolai could be cured of his cannibalistic instincts.
In popular culture
- "Modern cannibalism: Six killers with a taste for human flesh". Trutv.com. 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- Juan Ignacio Blanco. "Nikolai Dzhumagaliev | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers". Murderpedia.org. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- "Igaz történet a kazahsztáni kannibálról". YouTube. 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- "Николай Джумагалиев". People's History (in Russian). 2004-10-13.
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