Serial killer Charles Sobhraj “The Serpent” set to be released from Nepal prison
Charles Sobhraj, a french serial killer set to be released from Nepal prison. He was convicted of two deaths of tourists in Kathmandu in 1975. He had spent 19 years in Nepal prison. The infamous killer had been serving two life sentences, every 20 years, in Nepal’s capital. The two life sentences were for the murder of an American woman, Connie Jo Bronzich, and her Canadian backpacker friend, Laurent Carriere.
He was nicknamed “the serpent”. Also, he has in the past admitted to killing several Western tourists and is believed to have killed at least 20 people in Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Turkey, Nepal, Iran, and Hong Kong during the 1970s. He was held for two decades in New Delhi’s maximum-security Tihar prison on skepticism of theft but later was ousted without charge to France in 1997. However, his 2004 conviction in Nepal was the first time he was found condemnable in court.
He was anointed “The Serpent” or the “Bikini Killer” for his knack for deceptive disguises, ability to escape prison, and tendency to target young women. It later became the title for a hit BBC and Netflix series about the killer, which was released in 2020. Frenchman Sobhraj is the subject of the 2021 Netflix series “The Serpent” inspired by his 1970s killing spree, starring Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman.
“Keeping him in the prison continuously is not in line with the prisoner’s human rights,” the verdict read, as reported by BBC.