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Suryakant Jena

Bhadrak: In yet another major success for the State police, an acid attacker from Bhadrak who had been elusive for the cops in the last 19 years has finally landed in the police net.

Dhusuri Police on Wednesday arrested a man named Subash Behera on charges of attacking his neighbour with acid around 19 years ago in Raipur area of the district.

As per sources, Subash had thrown acid on the wife of one Bhajagobinda Jena, who happened to be his neighbour, over a family dispute back in 2002.

Acting on a complaint lodged by Jena and his wife, police had raided the house of the accused, but could not arrest him as he was absconding.

Dhusuri Police launched a manhunt to nab Subash after registering a case-number 26/2 but it could not make any substantial headway into the case.

On Wednesday, cops received an intel that Subash has come back to his house and immediately raided the spot to arrest the accused.

After preliminary interrogation, a special team of cops arrested Subash from his house and forwarded him to the court.

As per official sources, severe charges under section 303 and 327 under the IPC have been slapped against the accused in connection with the incident.

A few days ago, the Twin City Police of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar had caught Biban Biswal, the prime accused in the sensational Anjana Mishra gangrape case from Lonavla in Maharashtra. The arrest of the accused, which came after nearly 22 years, is considered to be a milestone success for the police.

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