Minor boy flees from police custody in Odisha’s Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A minor boy who was taken into custody by police in connection with a theft case escaped from Kamakhyanagar police station in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district late last night.

Tukuna Patra (17) alias Kuna of Shankarpur in the district had allegedly committed theft at the house of one Arjun Charan Khuntia on April 2. Police had yesterday taken him into custody.

He managed to flee from the police station through the skylight of urinal. Police conducted raids at various places but Tukuna was yet to be traced, till last reports came in.

As many as three cases at Kamakhyanagar police station and one case at Kankadahada police station are pending against him, police sources said, adding that another case will be registered against him.

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