Rape accused escapes from police custody; four cops suspended

Four policemen escorting him have been suspended for dereliction of duty and a department inquiry ordered against them.

An accused in a rape case, who was brought at a hospital herefor treatment, escaped from police custody, officials said on Sunday.

Four policemen escorting him have been suspended for dereliction of duty and a department inquiry ordered against them.

Sajad Ahmad, a resident of Chakyas village of Drass in Kargil,was brought to the Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh hospital for treatment fromSub-jail Reasi but managed to give a slip to the accompanying cops on Saturday,the officials said.

The accused was under judicial custody for the past two years inconnection with a rape case registered against him at police station Mahore inReasi district, the officials said.

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