Arrested man not Bitti Mohanty: Father

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 10:46 hrs
Absconding rape accused Bitti Mohanty arrested in Kerala

Bhubaneswar: Rape convict Bitti Mohanty's father BB Mohanty has said the arrested man from Kerala is not his son, reports said on Monday.

"Former Odisha DG BB Mohanty has said that the man arrested from Kerala is not his son Bitti Mohanty, who was convicted of raping a German tourist in 2006," CNN-IBN reported.

Bitti Mohanty, who was on the run for nearly seven years after his conviction for raping a German tourist and jumping parole, earlier said his father, a former top cop, had not helped him during his years of absconding.

He was arrested in Kerala's Kannur finally on Friday.

Bitti Mohanty was convicted of raping a German tourist in 2006 by a fast track court in Alwar in Rajasthan. He later jumped parole and has been absconding since then.

According to reports, investigations suggest that Bitti Mohanty was in touch with at least three close relatives during his hiding period.

Bitti Mohanty had impersonated as another person and had been working in a bank in Kerala's Kannur, after acquiring an MBA degree.

According to police sources Bitti Mohanty had been living in Kerala for the last three-and-a-half years, with the help of a fake passport, a driving licence and even a college degree certificate in the name of Raghav Rajan.

Bitti Mohanty has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Police is scheduled to join the investigations Monday onwards and is likely to ask for Bitti's custody.

However, reports suggest that the Kerala Police might object to the same as they are yet to probe into the matter.

The victim was Bitti Mohanty's friend who was a German student visiting India. She was raped in a hotel in Alwar during a trip to Rajasthan.

Bitti Mohanty was jailed after the crime very fast but when he was allowed to come out on parole and meet his ailing grandmother, he escaped.

It was alleged that his father helped him escape but the senior cop suspended for the same was reinstated in his job later and he retired from police service in 2012.

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