Hiding in supplies truck, prisoner flees from Parappana Agrahara jail

Published: 01st September 2016 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2016 05:42 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: A prisoner made a daring escape from the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in the city on Tuesday morning. According to police, David Kumar (30) was convicted in house burglary and robbery cases. He was sentenced to four years in jail and was about to complete his term.

Around 8 am on Tuesday, a goods vehicle carrying vegetables arrived at the prison’s kitchen. As usual, the undertrials were allowed access to the kitchen for refreshments.

Hiding.jpgSeizing the opportunity, David sneaked into the vehicle and hid himself under gunny sacks before it left the premises around 8.45 am. The incident came to light on Tuesday evening during the routine roll call for prisoners.

After launching a search, jail officials analysed CCTV footage where the escape act was caught.

Police said, “Though David was to complete his four-year sentence, he had pending cases of robberies and thefts. He was lodged in a cell in the undertrials barrack at Tower 2. He always preferred to stay alone and did not mingle much with other prisoners. He was also undergoing  psychiatric treatment at the jail hospital and thus, he was allowed to wear civilian clothes in his barrack.”

David has been booked under Sections 224 and 225 of IPC for escaping lawful custody at Parappana Agrahara police station.

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