Bitti Mohanty or Raghav Rajan? DNA test to confirm identity

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Thiruvananthapuram, March 12: Rape convict Bitti Mohanty is maintaining that he is Raghav Rajan, in spite of Rajasthan police confirming his identity. After jumping parole, Bitti was absconding for more than six years, before Kerala police nailed him.

Now, media reports say the probe team is contemplating to conduct a DNA test on Bitti to establish his real identity. However, it won't be easy to conduct DNA test on Bitti as his parents--father former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty and his mother--are missing since he was arrested by Kerala police on Saturday.

Bitti Mohanty

A four-member Rajasthan police team led by Circle reached Kannur, Kerala on Monday to seek Bitti's custody. In fact, sub-inspector Hemander Sharma, who had earlier arrested Bitti in Alwar city, confirmed that the man in Kerala police's custody is none-other-than Bitti.

Kerala police arrested one man called Raghav Rajan for alleged impersonation and forgery. The arrested man Raghav Rajan is none other than Bitti, who was convicted for raping a German woman.

Bitti created the fake identity of Raghav Rajan to hoodwink the police. In fact, Bitti was working in a bank in Kerala, before he was arrested.

His arrest happened after the bank where he was working received an anonymous letter (handwritten) detailing who Raghav Rajan actually is.

The letter was written by a woman colleague of Bitti, who was also his lover. Police nailed Bitti following up on the complaint of his employer in the State Bank of Travancore.

His employer told police that personal details he had given did not match up. "Bitti had been working with the bank for seven months and claimed o hold an MBA degree from Kannur University," said a police official.

Bitti was arrested from Kannur in Kerala. The case is high profile as Bitti is the son of former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty, who helped him to jump parole. Earlier, Bitti was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for raping a 26-year-old German tourist in Alwar, Rajasthan.

But, he took advantage of his father's position when he was allowed a 15-day parole to meet his ailing mother in 2006. Bitti jumped parole and was absconding since then. Bitti's father was accused of helping his son jump parole.

The former Odisha DGP was suspended and even arrested on the charge of helping and hiding his son. But he was later reinstated in service and retired last year.

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