Krishnagiri police launched a massive manhunt across the district here on Monday to nab the serial rapist M Shankar alias Jaishankar, who escaped from the Bangalore central prison on Sunday.
Since the Parpana Agrahara Central Jail in Bangalore is situated close to Hosur Road, it is suspected that the criminal might have sneaked into TN via Hosur. The accused, who is involved several criminal cases, including rape and murder, escaped from the Jail on Sunday.
Apart from sounding a high alert at all the entry points to the state, the police here are also scanning each and every hotel, lodge and remote and isolated locations. Since Jaishankar is suspected to have sustained severe injuries during the escape, hospitals, clinics and even quacks operating in and around Krishnagiri district have been alerted to inform if he comes to them for treatment.
Posters in three languages, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu, carrying different pictures of the accused has been pasted in various parts of the district, including towns like Hosur, Denkanikotta, Soolagiri and Bagalur, so that even public could inform the police if they spot Jaishankar in their locality. The accused, who was involved in 24 rape and murder cases, is wanted by the police of three states, TN, Karnataka and AP.
A native of Kattuvalasai in Salem district, Jaishankar, a lorry driver, is a father of three girls. The accused in also a drug addict and a gambler. He had illicit affair with several women.
He was lodged in the Bangalore central jail and appearing for cases in various courts in TN and Karnataka in connection with various cases against him. On April 29, Hosur Sub-Court Judge awarded 10-years’ RI to Jaishankar.