An accused in a rape and kidnapping case has fled from police custody in front of Gobindaganj Police Station in Gaibandha, police said on Tuesday.
The accused was identified as Samiul Islam, 22, of the upazila.
Police arrested Samiul in a rape and kidnapping case from Matlab of Chandpur district on Monday night, said Ezar Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Gobindaganj police station.
Samiul fled with handcuffs on after pushing a constable when he was taken off from a police van early Tuesday, he added.
“Efforts are on to nab the accused,” said the OC.