Undertrial escapes from K'taka prison

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Shimoga, Mar 22 (UNI) An undertrial arrested on charges of committing house thefts escaped from the district prison premises here today.

According to the sources, the undertrial was identified as Lawrance alias Dalmia Lawrance. Police had spread a dragnet to nab the culprit.

The undertrial escaped after a group of six inmates of jail were asked to work in the coconut groove in the jail premises and it suddenly started raining heavily. Jail staff on guard rushed for cover towards the pump house, while the undertrial escaped, sources said.

This was the third such incident that had taken place in this prison during the last three months.

Earlier undertrials Basavaraj, Ravi and Ramesh had made good their escape hoodwinking the guards.

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