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Rape accused of a British tourist escapes from Goa prison

Panjim: In a major embarrassment to the Goa police, a 32-year-old man accused of raping a British woman escaped from the Central Jail in Goa today, the police said.

Ramchandran Chennadayellappa, a native of Tamil Nadu, was facing trial for allegedly raping the foreign woman at Canacona in South Goa district in December 2018.

He escaped from the Central Jail, located around 15 km from Panaji in Colvale early this morning, a senior police official said, adding that search is on to arrest him.

The accused had earlier also escaped from the prison in July 2019 and was rearrested by the police in Tamil Nadu, he said.

He is facing trial before the South Goa district judge in the rape case and before Judicial Magistrate First Class, Pernem (North Goa) for escaping from judicial custody.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com
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