Dhubri: At the end of a massive manhunt which lasted for 60 hours, Dhubri Police succeeded in nabbing 28-year-old Hajifur Rahman who escaped from the Dhubri Girls’ College, where the inmates of Dhubri District Jail were shifted due to flood.
As the flood situation worsened in the district, a total of 409 inmates, including eight women, were shifted to college on the night of July 15th, 2019. All the inmates were lodged in the first floor of the college.
According to the police, Rahman was arrested in 2018 on charges of being involved in a rape case. In the wee hours of July 17th, 2019, Rahman broke the grill and managed to flee through a window of the college building.
A sou motu case was registered against the undertrial rape-accused. Post the incident, security has been intensified in and around the makeshift jail. A team led by Additional Superintendent of police, Dhubri, Trinayan Bhuyan arrested Rahman from Fakirganj of Dhubri district in the wee hours of July 20th, 2019.
Dhubri is one of the worst flood-hit districts of Assam. As on July 19th, 2019, 10,85,560 people have been affected by floods in the district with 25,1288 in Dhubri Revenue Circle where the Dhubri district jail is located.
Total of seven revenue circles and 675 villages have been inundated by flood waters taking the death toll to five. A total of 29,840 people have taken shelter in 105 relief camps.