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French rapist arrested in Chennai

A French national, convicted in his country for raping girls in an orphanage, has been arrested here, police said Wednesday.



Chennai: A French national, convicted in his
country for raping girls in an orphanage, has been arrested
here, police said Wednesday.

A CB-CID team arrested Eric Martin (53), who was hiding
in the city by changing his name to Fernandez, from Madhavaram
near here yesterday, they said.

He was sentenced in 2000 to 15 years` imprisonment on
charges of rape but escaped from custody and illegally entered
India through Nepal several years ago.

Interpol had issued a `red-corner` notice against him.

He was produced before a Judicial Magistrate and later
lodged in Puzhal prison, police said, adding, he would be soon
be handed over to the Interpol.

PTI

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