Charles Sobhraj Biography
(French Serial Killer, Fraudster, and Thief)
Birthday: April 6, 1944 (Aries)
Born In: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Charles Sobhraj is a French serial killer also known by monikers, such as the “Bikini Killer”, “The Splitting Killer”, and “The Serpent”. Operating throughout South-east Asia in the 1970s, he primarily targeted western tourists. Sobhraj has repeatedly shown psychopathic tendencies and is believed to have robbed and murdered in order to fund his extravagant and adventurous lifestyle. Known for his intelligence and sophisticated personality, he attracted huge fanfare even in the early stages of his criminal career and developed a small cult around himself. He has been implicated in at least a dozen murders and numerous other crimes, including identity-theft, robbery, and drugging. In 1976, he was finally charged with murder in India. He spent the next 21 years of his life at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. He was released in 1997 and subsequently retired in France, resuming his celebrity lifestyle. He was captured by the authorities once more when he returned to Nepal in 2003. He was tried and the court sentenced him to life imprisonment. Sobhraj has become an intriguing figure in the history of crime. There are at least four books and three documentaries on his life.