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21 April 2019

Panchanan Dash

Malkangiri: In yet another incident of undertrial prisoner escaping police custody, a man arrested on charges of illegal ganja smuggling fled after undergoing treatment at District Headquarters Hospital here on Saturday.

The accused has been identified as Raju Barai, who was lodged in Malkangiri sub-jail. He complained of chest pain in the jail and had been accompanied by the jail pharmacist and the guard to the DHH for treatment.

Reportedly, he was being brought back after treatment when he requested for coconut water drink and on that pretext, he fled police custody. 

A manhunt has been launched to trace the prisoner.