Absconding police officer nabbed

Bhubaneswar: A police inspector, who had escaped from custody after being arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl on a train, was nabbed on Sunday while two constables were suspended for the lapse.

Santosh Mallick, Inspector, CID-Special Branch, who was arrested for molesting a nine-year-old girl on Howrah-Puri Jagannath Express, gave a slip last night after getting down from police van in front of Jharapada special jail here, police said.

Mallick was later arrested from Laxmi Sagar area of the state capital this morning, Superintendent of Police (Railway) Bhagyadhara Behera said.

Two railway police constables, escorting the accused to the high-security jail, were suspended for dereliction of duty, Behera said.

He molested the girl yesterday in an inebriated state, police said.