Betalbatim Gang-Rape: Accused Escapes From Police Custody in Goa
A 24-year-old man arrested in a gang-rape case in Goa, escaped from police custody here on Monday, 10 December. He was brought to the hospital for some medical treatment when he escaped from custody, police said.
Ishwar Makwana, who hails from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, was arrested by the Goa Police along with two other men from MP in May this year for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman at a beach in South Goa district.
He was lodged at the Central Jail at Colvale in North Goa district since then.
On Monday morning, he was taken for some medical treatment to Panaji-based Chest Disease & T B Hospital where he managed to give police the slip, a senior police official said.
"The Goa Police's escort cell, which is in-charge of transportation of inmates from the Central Jail, had brought the under-trial to the hospital but he managed to run away from there," the official said. A search was on to nab him, he added.
Makwana and the two other accused - Ram Bhariya and Sanjiv Pal - had raped an d robbed the woman in South Goa on 24 May.
Makwana had been booked in the past in MP for various offences, including killing a couple in Indore, police added.
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