UP: Two convicts escape; freight train goes through one of them

KANPUR: Two convicts, languishing in ABOVE 's, he escaped in the early hours of Sunday, but one of them was hit by a freight train.

Ramanand (45), a native of the village of Dashahera under the Phafoond police station in the Auraiya district, who was serving a life sentence after being convicted of murder was hit by a freight train while seemingly attempting to board it. .

The other inmate, Chandra Prakash (40), a native of the village of Mahanpur, located on the edge of the Ekdil police station in the Etawah district, also served a life sentence after being convicted of murder, but managed to escape and the police initiated a persecution. the.

The incident took place at 2 am, but the escape of Chandra Prakash and Ramanand was detected around 3:15 am while the jailer adjunct Jagdish Prasad was in the round. Soon, he alerted other members of the prison staff and a massive search operation was launched. The prisoners used bamboo sticks, tree branches, sheets and ropes to climb through the walls of the prison. Ramanand, who was held in prison on August 26, 2007 in connection with the murder case, had previously escaped on February 24, 2008 from the Etawah district jail. However, he was arrested again on June 17, 2008 and again lodged in the district jail.

Another prisoner, Chandra Prakash, was also lodged in jail after being convicted of dacoity.

The deputy inspector general of the prison, Kanpur, BP Tripathi, arrived in Etawah to investigate the incident.

Tripathi said: The searches are under way in the native place of Chandra Prakash and other possible hiding places. We have started a personnel search to reincorporate it.

Senior officials of the district, including the district magistrate, after learning of the incident, rushed to visit the prison site and reviewed the security measures.