Guwahati molester ran across 4 states

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 08:02 hrs

Guwahati: Amar Jyoti Kalita, the prime accused of the Guwahati molestation case, travelled through four states as he frantically tried to escape the law, media reports said Tuesday.

Kalita, who was nabbed in Varanasi on Monday, first fled to Bhubaneswar, Odisha after a nationwide outcry erupted following the media frenzy over the incident.

From there he went to Mumbai and then returned back to Bhubaneswar.

He then called several lawyers seeking anticipatory bail. Subsequently he again travelled to Mumbai and several calls to lawyers from the CST station in Mumbai.

In Mumbai, He was captured by the security cameras at the station. Kalita then left Mumbai for Kolkata after his cousin there refused to lodge him.

At Speed Post office in Howrah and was captured yet again in CCTV footage. He then went to Varanasi.

According to media reports, from Varanasi, Kalita contacted the Assam police, and asked for security and with their co-ordination Kalita surrendered to the UP police.

Kalita is one of the main accused as captured in the video of that night when a 17-year-old girl was assaulted and pawed by several men after she emerged out of a night joint in Guwahati.

Kalita was in a cap and red T-shirt in the video and he was also traced on the social networking site of Facebook.

The police have arrested 12 people in connection with the case so far but Kalita was evading the Assam police.

The victim, a 17-year-old class XI student was molested by a mob of as many as 20 men after she purportedly got into a scuffle outside a pub in Guwahati.

Video clips of a nearly 30-minute-long ordeal that showed the girl being abused and molested by the mob were shown on local television channels and uploaded on the Internet sparking a national outcry.

Earlier, the journalist who had shot the video, Gaurav Jyoti Neog of Newslive channel, was arrested and sent to police custody for his alleged role in instigating the molesters.

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