19. Santokben Jadeja: The Godmother
You don’t get the nickname ‘Godmother’ for nothing. Hailing from Guajarat, India, Santokben Jadeja started and controlled her own gang from 1987 to 1996 to take revenge for her husband’s death that was caused by a rival group.
She apparently paid each gang member a princely sum to kill rival gang members. This made her directly responsible for 14murders, and indirectly responsible for over 500 of them! But guess what, she also served as a politician for 5 years. A Bollywood movie has also been made to chronicle her life.