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Rape Accused Escapes From Prison In Odisha's Dhenkanal

13 December 2019

Himansu Mohapatra

Dhenkanal: An under-trial prisoner (UTP) who was facing rape charges escaped from the district jail here today. The UTP identified as Siba Munda belongs to Kanchan Bahali village under Bhuban police limits.

Munda was sent to judicial custody 17 days back and was cooling heels at the district prison here since then. According to reports, Munda escaped from the prison with the help of a lungi. He was accused of raping a minor girl.

The jail officials have reported the matter to local police and initiated an inquiry into the matter.