The latest series The Serpent focuses on the horrifying killings committed by Charles Sobhraj, a French serial murderer who is of Indian and Vietnamese origin. After making its debut on BBC One, the series is now available to watch on Netflix.
Now that attention has been brought back to the serial killer and people are taking an interest in his history, there is another name that is gaining popularity: Usha Sutliff, who is Sobhraj’s daughter.
Reports indicate that the producers of the show attempted to contact Usha, who is 50 years old and the daughter of Sobhraj and his ex-wife Chantal Compagnon, but she declined to work with them on the show’s screenplay.
Usha Sobhraj Wiki
Usha Sobhraj is between 50 and 55 years old, having been born in Mumbai, India in the early 1970s. Charles Sobhraj, Usha’s fugitive father, and her mother, Chantal Compagnon, escaped from Delhi police prison in 1973 and eventually made their way to Afghanistan.
Charles and Usha’s mother were detained at the Afghanistan-Iran border and sent to Kabul, while the French embassy arranged for Usha to be sent to France to live with her paternal grandparents. Charles, soon after his detention by Afghan police, poisoned a guard and escaped, travelling directly to Paris, where he drugged his mother-in-law and then abducted baby Usha.
Charles’ criminal actions landed him behind prison not long after he kidnapped Usha, and the girl was returned to her maternal grandparents. Following her release from a Kabul prison, Usha’s mother Chantal obtained full custody of her daughter and moved to the United States.
Sobhraj is currently in prison in Kathmandu for the remainder of his life. He is 76 years old.
Where is Usha Living Now?
She is currently living a very different life than she did in the past and has a “classified” position with the United States government. Her area of expertise is in homeland security and counterterrorism.
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is a think tank located in New York City. Previously, Usha worked there as part of the Centre for Policing Terrorism. In addition to that, she has a significant amount of experience working as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to the Daily Mail, stone mason Leon Harris became Usha’s adoptive father when he married her mother Chantal in 1975. At the time, Usha was an infant. According to what Leon said to the Daily Mail, ‘Usha has no interest in seeing her blood father and the last thing she would do is talk about him,”.
What is the the Serpent Web Series About?
The limited series, which consists of eight episodes, was co-produced by BBC One and Netflix. It is based on the crimes committed by Sobhraj, who murdered young tourists in South Asia between the years of 1970 and 1980. The main character in the show is played by Tahar Rahim.
The story follows Sobhraj as he deals narcotics to tourists and robs tourists, primarily young backpackers, while they are vacationing in Bangkok, Thailand. Together with his lover Marie-Andrée Leclerc, he sells stolen stones and travels the world using passports that he stole from his victims. Leclerc is portrayed by Jenna Coleman in the series.
The Serpent web series is based on Usha’s real-life character Madhu and was inspired by her father’s involvement in the criminal underworld. The series was shown in April of 2020.