Royal Killer of Kathmandu
June 1, 2001- This was the day that the Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal went on a killing spree during a royal family get together.
Dressed in military fatigues and armed with multiple weapons, Dipendra first shot his father, King Birendra. As the monarch fell to the floor other guests simply stared in disbelief and shock.
Dipendra made his way around the palace, picking off a royal hit list of victims. The dead included his mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunts and more. He shot and killed nine members of the royal family, then walked to a garden bridge and shot himself.
He lingered in a coma for 3 days before dying, during which time he was crowned King.
The motive behind the attack seems to have been Dipendra's anger over his parents' unwillingness to accept his choice of a bride.