Andrei Chikatilo: Know how Childhood Abuse Turned a Man into a Such a Horrific Serial Killer!

Andrei Chikatilo: Know how Childhood Abuse Turned a Man into a Such a Horrific Serial Killer!

Imagine a person that goes by nicknames like the "Butcher of Rostov", the "Red Ripper", and "The Rostov Ripper". Well, you would want to stay away from a person with such horrible nicknames. Well, these names belonged to Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo of Russia. He was accused and convicted of murders and sexual assault on at least 52 women and children.

Early Life

Andrei Chikatilo was born in a village called Yabluchnyk, Ukraine SSR on 16th October 1936. He was born into a poor family who lived in a one-roomed hut. His family earned no wages at all. Their only source of income was their right to cultivate the land behind their family hut by the government. Chikatilo's childhood was spent entirely on hunger, poverty, and war.

When the Soviet Union entered World War II, Chikatilo's father was picked to join the Red Army. While his father was in the war, Chikatilo and his mother shared the same bed, and Chikatilo often used to wet the bed. His mother used to physically abuse Chikatilo after every time he wetted the bed. In 1943, Chikatilo's mother gave birth to a girl. It is unknown to this date about the father of that child.

It is claimed that she must be raped by one of the German soldiers which resulted in the second baby's birth. Both Chikatilo and his sister were often beaten by their mother. Chikatilo was also bullied in his school because of his under-nourished stature.

Chikatilo was a good student and was also the newspaper editor for his school. When Chikatilo turned 17, he discovered that he suffered chronic impotence. This fact made him hate himself and hurt him.

Adult Life and Marriage

Andrei Chikatilo, after completing his two-year vocational training shifted to work upon a long-term construction project. to the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil. With the Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communication, he also took correspondence courses in Engineering. He worked in the Urals for two years and then was drafted into the Soviet Army in 1957.

He later found a job as a Communications Engineer in North Rostov-on-Don. He rented a small apartment where he lived with his sister for a few months. In 1963, Chikatilo had his marriage with a woman named Feodosia Odnacheva.

Chikatilo loved his wife but struggled with his sex life because of his erection problems. Anyhow, the couple managed to give birth to two kids. Chikatilo later took a job at the Rostov University


Assaults and Murders

In May 1973, Andrei Chikatilo committed his first sexual assault on one of his students who was a 15-year-old girl. Chikatilo swam towards the girl in the University Swimming Pool, groped her, and ejaculated on her.

Months later, he sexually assaulted another teenage girl. Many complaints were lodged against Chikatilo in the University, among which on