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A 22-year-old rape accused, who had escaped eight months ago from police lock-up, has been arrested from Gurugram in Haryana, police said on Friday.
Police said Lal Singh, a driver by profession, had kidnapped a minor girl on June 23, 2016 from outside her residence in Nangloi area of west Delhi and abused her sexually.
Singh was arrested in Gurugram last week, police said.
On the complaint of her parents, a case of kidnapping was registered on June 23 in Nangloi Police Station last year.
Police had arrested Singh and rescued the victim on June 26, 2016. However, in the early hours on June 29, Singh had managed to escape after breaking the iron bar of lock-up in the Nangloi Police Station, Tiwari said.
"The victim had said that she had met the accused at her relative's house in Nooh of Haryana. On that day, Singh met her outside her house and offered her some drink, after which she felt dizzy. He then took her away in a van at several places in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh," Deputy Commissioner of Police M.N. Tiwari said.
Singh told police that he had been regularly changing his hideouts in Rajasthan and Mewat in Haryana to evade arrest, the officer added.
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