French serial killer, fraudster, and thief Charles Sobhraj, centre, leaving court in 1997. Photo: AFP
French serial killer, fraudster, and thief Charles Sobhraj, centre, leaving court in 1997. Photo: AFP
Nepal

French serial killer ‘The Serpent’ freed from Nepal prison after serving 75 per cent sentence

  • The Supreme Court ordered Charles Sobhraj be released because of poor health, good behaviour and having served most of his life sentence
  • He is believed to have killed at least 20 people in Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Turkey, Nepal, Iran and Hong Kong during the 1970s

French serial killer, fraudster, and thief Charles Sobhraj, centre, leaving court in 1997. Photo: AFP
French serial killer, fraudster, and thief Charles Sobhraj, centre, leaving court in 1997. Photo: AFP
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