Rayagada: A man held on charges of raping a minor girl and booked under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act was run over by a truck after he fled from the Town Police Station in Rayagada on Monday.
Reportedly, a complaint against the deceased Santosh Kumar Pandu had been registered at Tikiri Police Station on July 11 accusing him of raping a minor girl.
Based on the complaint, he was arrested from Bissamcuttack last night and after completing the required medical examination brought to Rayagada Town Police Station today to forward him to a court.
However, Pandu managed to flee from the custody but accidentally fell under a bulk container truck. Police immediately rushed him to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) Rayagada where he breathed his last.
Dr Saravana Vivek M, SP, Rayagada