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Accused escapes from custody

india Updated: Feb 13, 2007 00:18 IST
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A MISCREANT accused of kidnapping and rape escaped from the Palasia police station on Sunday night. The accused went to the toilet outside the lock-up, removed a loose brick from the window and escaped. A sentry has been suspended in the wake of the incident.

According to Palasia police, two days ago police had received complaint from Sanvid Nagar that Sonu alias Girish son of Subhash Vyas had run away with a minor from the area. Police rescued the girl on Sunday and arrested Sonu.
Sonu who was taken to Palasia police station, said he had to attend nature’s call and he was taken to the toilet.

However, when he did not come out for a long time, the sentry banged on the door and then broke it open when there was no reply. He found that the accused had escaped by removing a loose brick from the window. The sentry on duty, Madhav has been suspended for dereliction of duty.

Youth escape with hired taxi
IN A strange incident, three youths, who looked liked students, hired a car from Bhopal and when the driver got down at Devguradia to answer nature’s call, fled away with the car. The driver shouted for help and though some people chased the car, they could not catch it. Later, Khurel police were informed about the incident.

Police said the taxi used to run between Bhopal and Indore. It is still not clear why the car had been taken to Devgurdia, which is off track from the Bhopal-Indore route.

Man robbed in train
A MAN who was coming from Delhi to Nagda in the Nizamuddin Express was robbed by fellow passengers, who gave him tea laced with drugs. He was robbed of his mobile and Rs 350.

The victim, Shantilal son of Kishanlal, resident of Dhardhara (Badnawar) was found at the Indore railway station in a drugged condition. He told GRP that some youth had who boarded the train from Bharatpur befriended him. Later they insisted that he drink tea with them. He had refused at first, but when they insisted, he had agreed.