In the 1970s and 1980s, it was announced that Charles Sobhraj, a French national who was also known as the ‘Serpent killer’ who killed traveling tourists visiting Asia, would be released after serving nearly 20 years in Nepal.
The 78-year-old serial killer preyed on travelers exploring the ‘Hippie Trail’ in Southeast Asia in the 1970s, pouring drugs into their food and drinks, stealing money and IDs, and killing them.
THERE WAS A TURKISH AT THEIR VICTIMS
Among the victims of Sobhraj, who has been held in a maximum security prison in Kathmandu since his capture, was a Turkish citizen named Vitali Hakim.
AGE IS CONSIDERED
Also known as the ‘killer in bikini’, Sobhraj will be released with the decision of the Nepalese High Court, taking into account his age. Taking the murderer, who is of French descent, to the immigration office and
It is expected to be shipped to France in the next 15 days.
Sobhraj’s story was the subject of the Netflix series ‘The Serpent’, which earned Tahar Rahim, who plays Charles Sobhraj, a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Actor’.
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