Dacoity Accused Flees From Police Custody In Odisha

Nabarangapur: An accused, who was detained in a dacoity case, escaped from police custody at Papadahaandi Police Station in Odisha’s Nabarangapur district late last night.

According to reports, Papadahandi Police detained one Arun Harijan of Pathanguda village under Tentulikhunti block in the district for his alleged involvement in a dacoity case. He was brought to the Papadahandi Police Station for interrogation.

However, the accused gave police a slip on pretext of peeing outside the police station as there was no toilet inside the police station.  Taking advantage of darkness, the accused fled from the police custody.

Several criminal cases are pending against the accused at different police stations in the district, police said.

Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.

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