Rape Accused Escapes in Govt Chopper

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SRINAGAR: Police officials in Rajouri town were left red-faced today when they discovered that an accused in a rape case, Mohammad Pervez, not only fled in a state helicopter in full public view but also collected an ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 meant for those injured in a road accident that took place on Friday.

The 25-year-old Parvez was accused of raping a woman at Kakora in Manjakote area on Friday,  reports said.

Parvez was lying in a hospital in Rajouri undergoing treatment when he noticed people being ferried to Jammu and quietly joined their ranks, NDTV reported.

The helicopter was being used to shift people who had sustained serious injuries in the accident to Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu.

But before he left, Parvez also calmly accepted the compensation of Rs 5,000 that was being handed out by police personnel to the victims of the accident, CNN-IBN reported.

An FIR is likely to be registered soon and the role of the hospital staff is under scanner for allegedly giving him a report certifying him as being a victim of the accident, reports stated.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ordered an inquiry and red-faced police personnel began looking for him. Latest reports suggest that he had been nabbed in Jammu. 

Director Health Services, Jammu, has constituted a committee to enquire into the matter.  

The Committee comprising State TB Officer, Jammu Dr. V.P. Sharma and  State Veneriologist, Dr. Anoup Manahas will enquire into the incident and submit the report to the concerned within 72 hours. Agencies

 

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