Werewolf Killer Pankaj Bhasin’s Profile on Dating App Sparks Concern
Pankaj Bhasin, the man from Virginia accused of fatally stabbing a store manager more than 50 times, was been exonerated in 2019 on grounds of insanity. He is also called the ‘werewolf’ killer because he allegedly claimed that he mistook the victim for a mythical creature. Bhasin has been receiving treatment for his mental illness at a facility in Northern Virginia for the last three years. After his conditional release in May 2022, prosecutors are reportedly concerned about his use of dating apps.
Bhasin has signed up for a dating service and defines himself as a laid-back “adventurer who believes in universal connection” and one who is just getting back after traveling for two years.
The Virginia man allegedly stabbed 65-year-old Brad Jackson in Alexandria in July 2018. Jackson’s friend Sarah Bryen saw the profile and alerted authorities. She also described details of Jackson’s death and advised people on the app to be cautious. Another woman also reportedly noticed his profile on other sites, including Hinge and Bumble. Since then, all traces of his profile have been removed when a woman raised the alarm earlier this month.
According to reports, Bhasin requested and was given permission for a conditional release from the mental health facility with instructions that he must take his medicines, wear a GPS monitor all the time, and be visited by mental health professionals. The orders did not mention social media, use or restraint.
Bhasin’s attorney, Peter Greenspun has stated that he was doing “extremely well”. He said that Bhasin was given a conditional release that was authorized by the court as a result of his improvement in the hospital setting. Bhasin has voiced his regret for Jackson and others who knew him. These expressions played a significant role in his recuperation, he claimed.
According to reports, prosecutors have requested the court to add new rules to the order that governs his release. On Thursday, a court hearing will reportedly take place in Alexandria, and a decision regarding the additional requirements will be made.