26th September 06:36 AM
Man sentenced to more than 12 years imprisonment for rape still on the run
By Semi Turaga
Friday 23/02/2018

A man who has been sentenced to more than 12 years imprisonment for rape is still on the run.

The 50-year-old Upendra Dass escaped on Monday morning during the trial when the court had a taken a break.

He was on bail.

He has been sentenced in absentia to 12 years and 4 months imprisonment by Suva High Court. It was heard in court that he was a family friend of the victim’s family.

Dass raped a 15-year-old girl in Valelevu on July 24th in 2016. A bench warrant has been issued by Suva High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe for the 50‑year‑old man. 

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