Bitti Mohanty sent to 10-day police custody
Kannur, Mar 11 : A Kerala court on Monday sent rape convict Bitti Mohanty, who was on the run for nearly seven years after his conviction for raping a German tourist and jumping parole, to 10-day police custody.
He was arrested in Kerala's Kannur district last week.
Mohanty was convicted of raping a German tourist in 2006 by a fast track court in Alwar in Rajasthan. He later jumped parole and has been absconding since then.
According to reports, investigations suggest that Mohanty was in touch with at least three close relatives during his hiding period.
Mohanty had impersonated as another person and had been working in a bank in Kerala's Kannur, after acquiring an MBA degree.
According to police sources Mohanty had been living in Kerala for the last three-and-a-half years, with the help of a fake passport, a driving licence and even a college degree certificate in the name of Raghav Rajan.
The victim was Mohanty's friend who was a German student visiting India. She was raped in a hotel in Alwar during a trip to Rajasthan.
Mohanty was jailed after the crime very fast but when he was allowed to come out on parole and meet his ailing grandmother, he escaped.
It was alleged that his father helped him escape but the senior cop suspended for the same was reinstated in his job later and he retired from police service in 2012.