He will be deported the same day to France. Serial killer Charles Sobhraj, convicted of several murders across Asia in the 1970s and imprisoned in Nepal, was released from prison in a police van on Friday (December 23rd). The serial killer, who inspired the Netflix series The snakehad been imprisoned since 2003 for the murder of two tourists.
It was originally scheduled to be released the day before, but its release was delayed by a day, due to logistical and legal issues. While the Nepalese court had ordered that he be expelled within 15 days, the 78-year-old man, a French citizen of Vietnamese and Indian origin, will be transferred during the day, according to his lawyer Gopal Shiwakoti Chintan. “Government of Nepal wants him back as soon as possible. Sobhraj wants him too”he announced, indicating that he had taken a ticket on Qatar Airways, leaving at 6 p.m. “The French Embassy brings him his travel document.”