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Rape accused escapes from police custody; 4 cops suspended

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Jammu, Jul 21: An accused in a rape case, who was brought at a hospital here for treatment, escaped from police custody, officials said on Sunday.

Four policemen escorting him have been suspended for dereliction of duty and a departmental 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 from Sub-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 in connection with a rape case registered against him at police station Mahore in Reasi district, the officials said.

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