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Nun rape case convict re-arrested after 11 years in MP

IANS  |  Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) 

Eleven years after he jumped parole, a man convicted for the 1998 rape of a nun was re-arrested on Tuesday, a senior Police officer said.

Accused Pidia Singaria had jumped parole after his release from jail in 2006 following his conviction in the case and was avoiding re-arrest ever since.

Police had announced an award of Rs 10,000 for the arrest of Singaria, Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chand Jain told IANS.

He said that Singaria was involved in committing armed robbery at the nun's house in Navapada in Kalyanpur police station area, apart from rape and attempt to murder.

The convict was re-arrested after locals in Runkheda complained to police about a person creating a ruckus in public.

His subsequent questioning revealed he was absconding for the last 11 years after conviction in the nun's rape case, the police officer said.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 22:18 IST
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