Panaji: Main accused in Betalbatim gang rape case escaped from police custody from city on Monday.Ishwar Makran, the accused in the rape case, escaped from the police custody from T B Hospital in the city.
According to police, the 24-year-old Indore-based accused was arrested in May this year for allegedly being involved in the gang rape of a 20-year-old girl at Betalbatim beach in South Goa.
Makran, along with two other accused Sanjeev Dhananjay Pal (25) and Ram Santosh Bhariya (24), had demanded Rs one lakh from a 22-year-old friend of the victim who were on an outing. The trio had picked up a conversation with them demanding money and they did not get, they started molesting the victim, raped her and filmed the act. They threatened the victim and her friend that they would post the video on social media if they were not paid money.
The victime had lodged a complaint and the trio were arrested later. Search was on to traced the accused.(UNI)