Rape and murder accused flees police custody

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Bengaluru journalist Murder Plot Sunil Heggaravalli Murder Plot Ravi Belagere Sashidhar Mundewadi Anoop Gowda India News Indian Express Indian Express News

AN accused in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl was nabbed by a Chennai police team in Mumbai on Wednesday after he allegedly killed his mother in her house at Kundrathur here four days ago.

Daswant is notorious in Chennai as the alleged rapist and murderer of a seven-year-old girl. Daswant is suspected to have killed his mother after she denied him money. Spotting his chance, Daswant pushed the cops and made his escape, still wearing handcuffs on his wrists. All police stations in Mumbai have put on alert and nakabandis have been set up at major junctions in the city.

The commissioner then spoke to his Mumbai counterpart, Dattatray Padsalgikar, and a message went out across the city, asking everyone in the force to look out for the escaped suspect with handcuff on one hand.

After a thorough search, two police personnel went to the airport, less than a kilometer away.

However, in September, he was released on bail on a technicality, after his father filed an appeal stating that Daswant could not be arrested under the Goondas Act. ubsequently, a special women's court framed charges against him in the rape and murder case, and the trial was scheduled to begin on December 5. After producing him at a court in Mumbai for a transit warrant, the police team was about to take him to the airport when he escaped from custody, police sources said. We registered an FIR after the Tamil Nadu police officers' statement against the accused under Section 224 (resisting arrest) of the Indian Penal Code. He hid her body for a day before stuffing it in a travel bag and burning it under a bridge.

Shekhar's escape is giving the Mumbai police sleepless night.