Charles Sobhraj, also known as the Bikini Killer, is one of the world’s most notorious killers. He is believed to have murdered at least 12 people in the 1970s, although some estimates put the number of his victims as high as 36. Sobhraj was born in Vietnam in 1944 to an Indian father and a Vietnamese mother. He ggrew up in France and later moved to India, where he began his career as a criminal. In the early 1970s, he began targeting young western tourists in Southeast Asia, preying on their trusting nature and murdering them for their money and passports. Sobhraj was eventually arrested and sentenced to life in prison in India. He escaped from prison, but was eventually recaptured and has been behind bars many times.
He was released from an Indian jail in 1997 and moved to France and then to Nepal where he was sentenced the life imprisonment.
Now Nepal’s Supreme Court has released him after he has completed more than 17 years of his 20-year jail term. Nepal’s Supreme Court judges have given him early release due to his old age and because of his medical condition. He will be deported to his country within 15 days. According to the court, he’s suffering from lethal heart disease and requires open heart surgery soon.