Bhadrak: In a weird incident, an accused was caught after escaping police custody while being taken to court here today.
The accused was identified as Manas Jena of Ghusurigadia village under Khaira police limits.
Jena fled the spot trickily while being taken to the Additional District Judge Court on Monday for a hearing. The court premises witnessed a game where the police personnel were found running after the accused to catch him.
Jena fell down to the floor after a lawyer extended his leg to stop him at the court campus following which the police captured him.
Jena is accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl.
According to reports, the accused was staying along with his father in a house on rent using a fake identity near the victim’s house at Dagara Sahi under Bhadrak urban police limits. He allegedly sexually assaulted a minor girl in absence of his father Rabindra Nayak.
Police arrested Jena following a case registered at Bhadrak police station on Nov 3. He was lodged in jail since his arrest.
The incident occurred when he was being taken to the court for hearing today.