Will fight for victims of delayed justice: Bitti Mohanti

Justice delayed in India, will fight for those who await justice for long: Bitti Cuttack: Bitihotra Mohanti alias Bitti, who was convicted in the German tourist rape case and released on bail from Alwar jail in Rajasthan on Thursday,  made a scathing attack on the judicial system in the county here on Saturday.

Bitti said that he had to struggle hard to get justice and would now complete his studies which were disrupted by the case. He said he wanted to study law and help the poor people in judicial matters. He said he also wanted to involve himself in social services.

“I am very happy to come back home after a long time and prolonged struggle. It takes a long time to get justice in India. But I had faith in God. I want to fight for the people who are suffering in the jail like I did. I also want to dedicate my entire life to social work but will now focus on completing my studies,” said the son of former Odisha DGP BB Mohanti, who arrived in the city today.

Mohanti on Thursday walked out of the Alwar central jail in Rajasthan after completing his sentence of a three-month jail term for jumping parole in the German-woman rape case.

In April 2017, the Supreme Court had granted bail and asked Bitihotra to surrender his passport in the trial court besides furnishing a bail bond of Rs 2.5 lakh in connection with the rape case. However, the Rajasthan High Court on May 2017 pronounced a three-month jail term on Bitihotra for jumping parole in the trial case.

Bitihotra was convicted of raping a German woman in a hotel in Alwar city in 2006, while both were on a Rajasthan tour. He was sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment by a Jaipur fast track court the same year after he admitted to the crime.

However, he had absconded in 2006 after getting parole on the ground of visiting his ailing mother. Almost seven years later, he was arrested from Kerala in March 2013 where he was living by changing his identity. Besides, he had managed to get a job in a bank and was staying in Kerala under a fake identity as Raghav Ranjan.

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