A mutant fish has started killing people after being accustomed to feeding on human corpses. A goonch, a huge type of catfish, developed a taste for flesh in an Indian river where bodies are dumped after funerals. However, they now fear it has moved on from scavenging to snatching unwary bathers.
The extraordinary creature has been investigated by biologist Jeremy Wade for a TV documentary to be shown in the UK.
The first victim of a goonch attack was thought to have been a 17-year-old Nepalese boy who was killed in April 1988 as he cooled himself in the river.
Man-Eating River Monsters
More Stats +/-
Frightening Modern Discoveries
41 Creations Inspired by Marine Life
Social Fitness Professional Apps
Future Festival London