Main Accused in Betalbatim Gang Rape Case Escapes from Police Custody

Betalbatim Gang Rape accused Ishwar Makwan r/o MP escaped from Legal custody from TB hospital

This is not the first case wherein the accused from the police custody have managed to escape in Goa. This incident has raised a question mark on the efficiency of the Goa police force in handling serious matters like this in a very light manner. The 24-year-old accused was brought to the TB Hospital situated in the capital city for a regular check-up when he managed to flee.

According to the sources, the incident took place on Monday when the police had brought the accused for a medical checkup from the Colvale Central Jail where he had been lodged following his arrest in the rape case of a 20-year-old girl at Betalbatim beach.

The reports published by the ANI states that Ishwar Makwana, along with two other men, was arrested from Madhya Pradesh by Goa Police, in May for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman in presence of her male friend, at a Betalbatim Beach in South Goa district. Since then, the accused had been lodged at a jail in Colvale, from where he was taken to the Panaji-based hospital when he fled, police said.

The accused had raped a 20-year-old girl at Betalbatim beach and did the filming of the act. They had threatened the victim about circulating the video on social media if she fails to pay them Rs. 1 lakh.


The victim invited the accused to collect the money in Goa and informed the police about the same. According to plan, the police waited at Karmali Railway station and when the accused arrived they caught him red handed.

According to the reports, police arrested the accused Sanjeev Dhananjay Pal, a teacher by profession, who came to collect extortion money from the victim at Karmali railway station in north Goa. Following the investigation, police arrested the two other accused- Makhwana and Ram Santosh.   

According to the police report, this is not the first crime committed by the accused and they have a criminal history with several robbery cases registered against them in Indore.

The lapses in the duty of a Goa Police would cost a lot as the accused may not get into the trap again. What is the solution for such incidents? Suspension of the cops responsible for the act? Will that helps? What is the guarantee that cops are not involved in the escape of the accused? What are your views on this issue??     

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