NAHAN: An undertrial prisoner lodged in Central jail here on charges of rape escaped from the hospital, where he was admitted following stomach pain, after dodging security guards.
Sanni alias Ajay Kumar, 31, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl of Rukhri village under Nahan sub-division, escaped from the Male Surgical Ward of Nahan hospital yesterday where he was admitted after he complained of stomach ache, police said.
A massive manhunt has been launched to nab Kumar.
"We are making all out efforts to nab the accused and have some vital clues about his whereabouts," said Superintendent of Police, Sirmour, Soumya Sambsivan.
Kumar was arrested by the Nahan police last month along with his two other accomplices for raping the girl in a hotel on the intervening night of August 26 and 27, police said.
He was booked under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act and kept in judicial custody in Model Central Jail, Nahan, police said.