After escaping from police custody for three times, the absconding under-trial prisoner (UTP) of the Khandapada Sub-Jail in the district was again arrested near his native village on Tuesday.
Sources said the accused Tapan Rout was arrested from his native village Fategarh in connection with a rape case. But he managed to flee from police custody three times right under the nose of police personnel.
Later, Nayagarh SP Sashi Bhusan Satpathy had on Sunday suspended seven police officials including two jail wardens for dereliction of duty.
Notably, Rout was being taken to a local court for trial on August 9 when he escaped. Reportedly the five police personnel were present at the spot when the criminal gave them a slip. Prior to that, the UTP had escaped from the sub-jail twice earlier.