Kanpur, Jun 27: Two undertrials escaped from the district jail in the high security Civil Lines area, with one of them caught later after getting injured while scaling down the nearly 20 feet high wall of the jail.
The incident took place late last night when Imtiyaz, a resident of Jajmau and Ghatampur resident Nagendra Rajput, both inmates of Kanpur district jail, scaled the wall adjacent to the main gate of the jail, Kanpur SSP Shalabh Mathur said.
Of these, Imtiyaz was in the prison since October 2014 and facing trials in a rape case while Rajput was in the jail since March 9 on theft charges, he said.
"A cable operator raised alarm after he spotted the inmates while they were climbing the wall," Mathur said. Based on the tip off, police cordoned off the area and launched a search in the court premises.
On receiving information that a critically injured man was spotted near an advocate's chamber, police reached the spot and identified the man as Imtiyaz.
Imtiyaz was arrested and later rushed to hospital for treatment, while the search for the other inmate is on, the SSP said. Police administration has ordered a probe to find out as how the inmates managed to escape.