Man evading arrest in rape case held after 15 years

The 42-year-old man was on the run since 2002 after he was booked for allegedly raping a woman in Gujarat.

Published: 10th August 2017 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2017 02:20 AM   |  A+A-


THANE: A 42-year-old man, on the run since 2002 after he was booked for allegedly raping a woman in Gujarat, was arrested from here today, the police said.     

The accused, identified as Virender alias Urumiya Bahadur Shotwali, is a native of Nepal.     

He was wanted by the Porbandar Police who had booked him under various sections of the IPC including rape, senior inspector (Crime) Nitin Thackeray said.     

Shotwali had been evading arrest by continuously shifting his locations, before the police received a tip-off that he has been staying at a construction site in Pawar Nagar are of the city.     

He was subsequently handed over to the Gujarat Police, the inspector said. 

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