Charles Sobhraj Biography, Story, Cases, Family, Age Details
You must have seen this face recently in newspapers or social media. He is in the news as he was released from Nepal after completing 19 years of imprisonment. Nepal Supreme Court shortened the life sentence given to him in 2003 for murdering an American tourist in the Himalayas. Check Charles Sobhraj Biography, Story, Cases, Family, Age Details and why he was sent free after murdering more than 10 people.
Charles Sobhraj Biography
Charles Sobhraj was born on 6th April 1944, and is a serial killer. He is of Indian – Vietnamese origin and has committed fraud, robbery and murdered Western tourists who were on the hippie trail in 1970. He is also called the splitting Killer as he escapes at the time of the arrest.
He married Chantal Compagnon, and then he married Nihita Biswas in 2010 in prison. She was an Indian Nepali interpreter. He has one daughter named Usha Sobhraj.
Charles Sobhraj Story
The criminal has gained popularity as a celebrity criminal. He has been in the subject matter of many books of the non-fiction genre. There are movies and web series created on his crimes and escape. Books on Raj are Serpentine by Thomas Thompson, The Bikini Murders by Noel Barber and The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj by Richard Neville and Julie Clarke.
This book was later developed as a plot for the TV film Australia’s Shadow of the Cobra’. In 2015, a movie was made in Bollywood named Main Aur Charles. The was based on a serial killer Charles who charms people with his personality. The cast included Randeep Hooda as Charles Sobhraj, Richa Chadha as Mira Sharma, Adil Hussain as Amod Kanth, and Tisca Chopra as Reena.
Recently in 2021, another script that took the form of a British miniseries, ‘The Serpent’ by BBC, was later released on Netflix. It stars Tahir Rahim as Charles and Jeena Coleman as Marie Andree.
Charles Sobhraj Cases
There have been around 12 times that the victim’s charges were confirmed. Though, there is a probability of around 30 cases in which he is guilty. Some of his cases are mentioned below.
He did many evil deeds. Teresa Knowlton was found dead in the Gulf of Thailand, drowned in a tidal pool.
He murdered a Turkish Jew by burning his body and was found on the roads of Pattaya.
Stephaine Parry was murdered by strangling in Bangkok.
He poisoned a couple who were Dutch and then cured them. They were Henk Bintanja and Cornelia Hemker. Later their bodies were found burnt and strangled.
Charmayne Carrou, who was Vitali Hakim’s girlfriend and came to Thailand to search for him, was found drowned by Police later.
Charles Sobhraj Family
Hotchand Bhawnani Gurmukh Sobhraj, aka Charles, was born in Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He was born to a Vietnamese mother and an Indian father, but his parents never married. Also, his father denied Charles’s responsibility. He was accepted by his mom’s second husband and was recruited as a lieutenant in French Indochina by the French Army.
He was neglected as a child and moved from Asia and France multiple times. Charles did schooling at French Boarding School. In his teenage, he began doing petty crimes, like burglary, in 1963. It was the first time when he was taken into custody. He began committing heinous crimes after that.
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Charles Sobhraj Age Details
Currently, he is 78 years old. He was currently relieved from jail due to his old age. His younger half-brother, Andre, also joined him in crime. They committed crimes in Turkey and Greece. He stated that he wished to go back to France and meet his family.
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