Rape accused escapes from hospital

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Kendrapara: A man accused of raping a girl escaped from police custody while undergoing treatment at Kendrapara district headquarters hospital (DHH) on Sunday.

The accused, Raju Jena from Bhekta village under Talchua Marine police limits in the district had allegedly abducted and raped a girl in the locality. After the matter came to light, the girl’s family thrashed the accused and subsequently lodged a complaint against him.

After his arrest, the accused was admitted to Kendrapara DHH and was undergoing treatment in the presence of cops. However, he managed to give a slip to the policemen on the pretext of attending nature’s call.

While the accused is still at large, efforts are to nab him, said the police.

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