Charles Sobhraj

The Bikini Killer, The Serpent

  Active for 2 years
(1975-1976) in Thailand, Nepal, India, Malaysia, France, Afghanistan, Turkey, Greece

12

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Charles Sobhraj a French serial killer and con man known as The Bikini Killer and The Serpent. Sobhraj targeted Western tourists in vacation spots of South-east Asia, often with the help of female accomplices. He was imprisoned in India from 1976 to 1997. Charles Sobhraj has been serving a life sentence in Nepal since 2004.

Charles Sobhraj Serial Killer Profile

Spree Killer Charles Sobhraj (aka) The Bikini Killer, The Serpent, was active for 2 years between 1975-1976, known to have ( 12 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Spree Killer was active in the following countries: France, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, Greece

Charles Sobhraj was born (Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj) on April 6th 1944 in Ho Chi Minh City, city of Vietnam. He was raised by his mother and boy friend. He was raised as a oldest child and had multiple step-brothers and sisters. His father, Hatchand Sobhraj, an Indian Sindhi who was an Indian businessman, in Saigon, Vietnam. His mother, Tran Loang Phun, a Vietnamese shop girl.

Charles Sobhraj a heterosexual male citizen of France. He married Chantal Compagnon, divorced, married Nihita Biswas in 2008. He had one daughter, Usha Sobhraj.

In 1975 (Age 30/31) Charles Sobhraj started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 38%
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Charles Sobhraj has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

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Charles Sobhraj
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2020-01-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Charles Sobhraj
Nickname: The Bikini Killer, The Serpent
Victims: 12 - 13
Years Active: 1975 - 1976
Ages Active: 30/31 - 31/32
Active Countries: France, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, Greece
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1944 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Chantal Compagnon, divorced, married Nihita Biswas in 2008
Children: one daughter, Usha Sobhraj
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 6, 1944
Birth Name: Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj
Native Name: Charles Sobhraj
Given Name: Charles
Birth Location: Ho Chi Minh City, city of Vietnam
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: multiple step-brothers and sisters
Raised By: his mother and boy friend
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: Tran Loang Phun, a Vietnamese shop girl
Father: Hatchand Sobhraj, an Indian Sindhi who was an Indian businessman, in Saigon, Vietnam

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: Tihar Jail
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Charles Sobhraj

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 06 1944Charles Sobhraj was born in Ho Chi Minh City, city of Vietnam.  #19440406
Apr 06 1964
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 06 1974
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1975
(Age 30/31)
Charles Sobhraj started his serial killing spree. #1975
1976
(Age 31/32)
Charles Sobhraj ended his serial killing spree. #1976
Apr 06 1984
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Apr 06 1994
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 06 2004
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 06 2014
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Books that Mention Charles Sobhraj

Book: The Three (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
Sarah Lotz
The Three
Book: Serpentine (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
Tom Morton
Serpentine
Book: Serpentine (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
Tom Morton
Serpentine
Book: The Bikini Killer (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
David Morrisey
The Bikini Killer
Book: Bikini Murders (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
Farrukh Dhondy
Bikini Murders
Book: The Wages of Impunity (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
K. G. Kannabiran
The Wages of Impunity
Book: Serpentine (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
Thomas Thompson
Serpentine
Book: The Front Page Murders (mentions serial killer Charles Sobhraj)
Puja Changoiwala
The Front Page Murders

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Charles Sobhraj

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0316242926 The Three 1
1845969766 Serpentine 1
1845965833 Serpentine 1
1530523834 The Bikini Killer 1
9350292580 Bikini Murders 1
812502638x The Wages of Impunity 1
1504043278 Serpentine 1
9351950565 The Front Page Murders 3
150404326x Blood and Money 1

Charles Sobhraj (born 6 April 1944), also known as the Bikini Killer, is a French serial killer of Vietnamese and Indian origin who preyed on Western tourists throughout Southeast Asia during the 1970s. Nicknamed The Splitting Killer and The Serpent, due to his skill at deception and evasion, Sobhraj allegedly committed at least a dozen murders. He was convicted and jailed in India from 1976 to 1997.

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External References
  1. Q2915508 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
  2. Charles Sobhraj on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
  3. Charles Sobhraj on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
Internal References

Charles Sobhraj is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 2[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Thailand
  2. #1 of 2[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Greece
  3. #2 of 7[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Turkey
  4. #2 of 2[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Afghanistan
  5. #4 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  6. #7 of 13[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in India
  7. #8 of 38[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  8. #9 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #132 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #513 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #519 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  12. #556 of 651[ Page 38 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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