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Odisha: Rape-Accused Undertrial Prisoner Flees From Hospital, 2 Warders Suspended

08 December 2018


Baripada: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) fled from the hospital while undergoing treatment at PRM Medical College and Hospital in the wee hours of Saturday. He was arrested in connection with a rape case in August and was lodged in Baripada Circle Jail here in remand.

As per sources, he became ill two days back and was brought to the hospital for treatment with two warders Manas Ranjan Rout and Satyabrata Behera. Around 4 am, he managed to escape in the pretext of going to the toilet.

The jail authorities have suspended the two warders for dereliction in duty.

Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab the fled prisoner.

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