Two warders suspended as UTP escapes from jail in Odisha’s Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Two warders of Barbil sub-jail in Odisha’s Keonjhar district were placed under suspension today, days after an undertrial prisoner (UTP) escaped from the prison.

Sanjit Kumar Nayak and Bijay Kumar Nayak, the two warders, were suspended for dereliction of duty, sources said.

Sawan Patra, a jail inmate, had escaped from the prison on August 13. He was arrested in connection with a motorcycle theft on August 1. He was sent to the jail after rejection of his bail plea in court.

Patra climbed atop the administrative building of the sub-jail and scaled the boundary wall while he was asked to assist in cooking work on August 13 afternoon.

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