Police catch Canacona rape-accused in Bengaluru

16 Jul 2019 07:33 PM

Rape-accused Ramchandrappa Yellappa who had escaped from police custody on 28th June has been re-arrested in Bengaluru. He was brought to Goa by Goa Police on Tuesday.

Ramchandrappa had escaped through the toilet vent when he was brought to the Margao Sessions Court for a hearing from Colvale Central Jail.

He was arrested for the rape of a British woman on December 20, 2018 in Canacona.

One of the police officers received a burn injury as his leg touched the motorcycle silencer when he jumped to catch the undertrial rape accused .

Bailancho Ekvott Convenor Auda Viegas has congratulated the police for nabbing the undertrial. 

Meanwhile, Convenor of Bailancho Ekvott Auda Viegas has lodged a police complaint against a Facebook post by a Panaji resident.

The Facebook post by Mahendra Dharwatkar reads thus: What a pleasure my friend Babush joined BJP who was called a rapist. Now let him rape BJP girls. I am with him always.

Reporter: Ramesh Naik Raut | Desk: Rosario Soares

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