VIDEO – The Serpent: the chilling journey of the French serial-killer, Charles Sobhraj

VIDEO - The Serpent: the chilling journey of the French serial-killer, Charles Sobhraj

VIDEO The Serpent the chilling journey of the French

“He recognizes that he is a crook and that he put people to sleep to rob them. But for him, he is an adventurer and he is certainly not an assassin. He says he did not kill anyone. He’s an extraordinary character.”said Jean-Charles Deniau, journalist and author of the book “I, the snake”. For him, the life of Charles Sobhraj is worthy of the craziest of novels and a hit series on Netflix. In July 1976, he was arrested in India after trying to drug a group of more than twenty French tourists in a hotel in New Delhi. Charles Sobhraj is accused of the murder of another French tourist, Luc Salomon, found poisoned in a hotel in Bombay.

In May 1982, he was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Benares court for the murder in 1976 of an Israeli tourist, Alan Jacob, but acquitted on appeal the following year for lack of evidence. Convicted elsewhere, he is kept in prison. At the end of 1985, India decided to extradite him to Thailand, which demanded him in particular for the murders of a Turkish tourist and a young American, Teresa Knowlton. He faces the death penalty. To escape this extradition, Sobhraj escaped in March 1986 after having offered his guards sweets and cakes mixed with sleeping pills. After 22 days of a vast manhunt, he was arrested in a restaurant in Goa.

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