Nepal sends jailed suspected serial killer 'The Serpent' back to France


Charles Sobhraj, 78, a French national suspected of killing more than 20 Western backpackers in south-east Asia during the 1970s and 80s, for which he was nicknamed 'The serpent', has been freed after 19 years in jail in Nepal and was on Friday sent back to France.

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A French serial killer known as The Serpent, convicted of several tourist murders in Asia in the 1970s, has left Nepal after being released from prison, reports BBC News.