Man accused of kidnapping minor girl escapes from police custody near jail in Odisha

Deogarh: A man accused of abducting a minor girl allegedly escaped from police custody in front of the Special Sub-jail in Odisha’s Deogarh district on Sunday.

According to reports, 22-year-old Suman Behera of Aaunli village under Kundheigola police limits in the district was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl of the locality. Family members of the girl had lodged a complaint, on the basis of which a case was registered.

The accused was produced before a local court, where his bail petition was rejected. He was then remanded to judicial custody at the Sub-jail.

As policemen reached near the jail along with the accused, he managed to flee the spot allegedly due to negligence on the part of the cops.

Police have registered a case against the accused on the basis of a complaint filed by a constable. Raids were underway at various places by the police to nab him.

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