Sobhraj up to his old tricks in quest of freedom

Security guards at Kathmandu’s Central jail recently discovered that Sobhraj was secretly trying to transfer NRS 500 inside a ballpen, which was gifted to his lawyer and “mother-in-law” Shanuntala Thapa.

The jail security found NRs 500 rolled inside the ball pen instead of refill when the lid was taken out, according to jail authorities.

It is believed that the 66-year-old “Bikini killer” may be trying to probe the security inside the jail.

Jail tricks

Sobhraj, a French national whose father was an Indian and mother a Vietnamese, is known for playing tricks with security guards. He has escaped from prisons in Afghanistan and India by drugging security guards.

In the 1980s, he walked out of New Delhi’s Tihar jail by offering sedative-laced sweets to guards.

In November 2004, a plot to escape from the central jail was uncovered. Sobhraj has spent over seven years in the prison. Nicknamed “Serpent”, he has been accused of luring young women and killing many of them.

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