Undertrial prisoner escapes from jail in Odisha

Soro: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) lodged at Sub-Jail in Soro on theft charges fled from the prison here in Balasore district.

The UTP identified as Satyajit Malik (20) of Bideipur village under Basudevpur police limits in Bhadrak district was shifted to Soro Sub-Jail from the Special Sub-Jail, Bhadrak, on January 18.

According to reports, the accused was lodged at the sub-jail as undertrial prisoner in a theft case.

The 20-year-old prisoner reportedly escaped from the jail by scaling and jumping off the boundary wall while dinner was being served to inmates on Sunday evening. The jail staff came to know about the incident at the time of checking the attendance record following which they informed the jailer.

After hours of searches, the jail authorities lodged a complaint at the Soro Police Station on Sunday night.

Based on the complaint, the Soro police initiated investigation into the incident.

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