Bitti Mohanty, a rape convict and son of a former Odisha DGP who had been absconding for six years, has reportedly been arrested from Kerala's Kannur district.
Bitti, son of former director general of police BB Mohanty, was accused of raping a German tourist at Alwar in Rajasthan in March 2006 and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He had been on the run since 2006 when he jumped parole.
Bitti was arrested from Pazhayangadi, a small township near Kannur, by a team of police led by Kannur superintendent of police Rahul R Nair, according to the Times of India. Police arrested him after getting an anonymous letter which suggested that Bitti was working at the local branch of the State Bank of Travancore.
Police said that he had been using the fake identity as Raghav Rajan for the past one year. He was arrested after the bank authorities expressed suspicion about his identity.
However, the police said that the identity of the arrested person was yet to be determined.
"Bitti's identity is yet to be ascertained. We have arrested a person by the name of Raghav Rajan. The man arrested has been held in a case of impersonation. The actual identity will be ascertained by Rajasthan Police. He was arrested after a complaint from bank officials," Nair told CNN-IBN.
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In 2006, Bitty Mohanty was convicted of raping a 26-year-old German tourist in Rajasthan. After the trial, the Rajasthan court sentenced him to seven years in prison.
Eight months later, in November, Bitti jumped a 15-day parole when he got to meet his ailing mother. Police issued a non-bailable warrant against him when he absconded. His father BB Mohanty was accused of helping him escape, following which he was suspended.
The DGP went underground, but surrendered two years later. The police supposed that Bitti must have fled out of the country, but his father claimed that he was dead.
The accused also got an MBA degree from a management college in Kannur, according to the Hindustan Times.