It was a great surprise when attorney General Agni Kharel sent the file to the Home Ministry to release 13 elderly prisoners. The secret to surprise was the listed names of French Bikini Killer Mr. Charles Sobraj in the release list. He has been in Kathmandu Central Jail for the last 16 years.
Nepal’s COVID-19 lockdown may free Shobraj out of the Kathmandu central Jail Nepal.
Central Jail confirmed that Shobraj is one out of 13 on the list. This is yet not final, Home ministry has the final decisional stake whether to let the listed elderly out of lockup or not.
Sobraj has been in Nepalese Jail for the last 16 years. He has a record of at least 12 murders across Asia in the past 50 years starting from the 1970. This is his third imprisonment and first in Nepal followed by Delhi’s Tihar Jail escaped and recaptured at Goa. He was finally set free in the year 1997 after serving his full term in jail under Indian law.
Citing a 2015, Attorney general hinted the release of 75 year Bikini Criminal out of the lockup, however this only implies to Nepali senior citizens who are serving jail. The 2015 law only says that prisoners between 70-75 can have their sentences reduced by 50%.
A joint effort by Netflix and BBC are being made to release a criminal thriller eight episodes series titled The Serpent soon. It is supposed to collect Shobraj’s rampage across Pakistan, India, Nepal.
The secret to surprise was the listed names of French Bikini Killer Mr. Charles Sobraj in the release list. He has been in Kathmandu Central Jail for the last 16 years.
Charles Sobhraj was born as Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj to Vietnamese shop-girl Tran Loang Phun, and Indian Sindhi businessman Sobhraj Hatchand Bhaonani, who was based in Saigon. His parents were divorced and his father deserted the family. Stateless at first, Sobhraj was adopted by his mother’s new boyfriend, a French Army lieutenant stationed in French Indochina.[ 1]