Police nab absconding UTP

Correspondent

Nongpoh, July 17: The Ri Bhoi District Police nabbed one escaped Under Trial Prisoner (UTP) who had escaped while undergoing treatment at a Corona Care Centre in Shillong.

The UTP was nabbed from his native village at Nagrabil in Ri Bhoi District on Friday.

Darius Marak was earlier arrested in connection with the murder of one youth at Nagrabil since 2019. He was arrested in the year 2019 and has since been under confinement in the Ri Bhoi District Jail.

Marak had recently tested positive for Covid-19 and was undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital Shillong, Corona Care Centre. He escaped from the facility on July 15. Information about the escape was forwarded to Ri Bhoi district police and a search operation was initiated. Being informed that Marak has been hiding in Nagrabil, police personnel from Pillangkata Outpost laid a trap and nabbed him at around 9. 30 pm on July 16. The police personnel have taken Marak to Nongpoh Civil Hospital for the RTCPR test and he was later handed over to the Laban Police Station, Shillong.