Odisha: Rape accused who escaped from police custody thrice held

Nayagarh: Tapan Rout, a rape accused who had escaped from police custody thrice in Odisha’s Nayagarh district, was finally apprehended, today.

The district police arrested Rout from a forest near his village Karabara in Fategarh area, where he was hiding.

Rout was initially arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl. He had escaped from Khandapada sub-jail twice by scaling the boundary wall and was nabbed later.

Later, he had escaped from police custody on August 9 when cops were taking him to a local court from the sub-jail. Nayagarh SP had suspended five policemen in this connection.

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