Rape accused escapes jail in Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur: A rape accused escaped Chhatrapur sub-jail in Odisha’s Ganjam district, late last night. The undertrial prisoner has been identified as Kabiraj Behera of Sunathar village under Purusottampur police limits.

Behera was arrested on December 7 in a rape case and lodged in the prison since then. However, he allegedly scaled the boundary wall of the jail last night and fled.

Police have initiated efforts to trace and nab Behera. Investigation is underway to ascertain the circumstances under which he managed to escape the jail.

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