Retired head master SV Rama Rao has been facing the aftereffects of keeping faith on strangers. According Rama Rao, Biiti showed himself a devotee of Sai Baba and settled in Puttaparthy in 2007, a year after when he had escaped from prison after he was released on parole citing the reason of his mother's ill health.
Rama Rao, who had helped Bitti in getting job in a school, claimed that his father also had stayed with him in a lodge in Puttaparthy. Later the father-son duo shifted to an apartment.
The retired headmaster was quoted as saying, "Raghav Rajan alias Biiti told me he studied in Delhi and that, because of health problems, he came to Puttaparthy so that he could live peacefully and regain his health. I got him a job as a teacher in the school where I was the headmaster."
"He was a good teacher, his father was also here. At that time, they were staying in a lodge. I directed them to an apartment and got them stay there on rent. I believed all what he said," added Rama Rao who also had helped Biiti in getting an MBA degree from Kannur.
Bitti, who recently has been arrested by Kerala police, has been taken to Rajasthan where police on Tuesday, March 12 confirmed that he is none other than Bitti Mohanty.
Earlier Bitti and his father, a former senior police official of Orissa, refused to accept that the arrested person in the convict of the German woman rape case.
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.