Monday, Aug 15, 2022
Outlook.com
EXCLUSIVE sobhraj interview

"I'll File A Complaint With The UNHRC"

The man puts forth his side of the story after being sentenced to life imprisonment by the Kathmandu district court in a 28-year-old murder case.

"I'll File A Complaint With The UNHRC"
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

The case against Sobhraj is complicated. He has been accused of murdering American tourist Connie Joe Bronzich and her Canadian companion, Laurent Carriere, in Sanga area of Bhaktapur district in 1975. Then Sobhraj had allegedly come down to Kathmandu on the passport of Dutch citizen Henricus Bintanja, who was found murdered in Bangkok. The Laurent murder case was dismissed because the police could not trace the files. But the alleged recovery of Laurent's nylon bag from the plush Soaltee Hotel room of Bintanja (allegedly an alias of Sobhraj) was used as evidence against the conman to convict him in the other murder. In other words, the Laurent case became the basis for finding him guilty in the Bronzich murder.

Sobhraj, however, argues that the non-existent Laurent case cannot become the basis of convicting him in the Bronzich murder case. In this exclusive interview to Outlook, Sobhraj gave written replies to questions by Yubaraj Ghimire. The only condition he imposed was that his answers shouldn't be edited.

Outlook Newsletters

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.