Naugaon police had arrested Sajan Das while he was trying to loot a house in Niali area. He was first lodged in Alipingal jail and then shifted to Choudwar jail.
File picture of Sajan Das
An undertrial prisoner who was undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack on Thursday managed to escape in the guise of a woman, leaving the police at their wits' end.
The absconding prisoner has been identified as Sajan Das, a resident of an area under Naugaon police limits in Jagatsinghpur district.
According to a source, Naugaon police had arrested Das while he was trying to loot a house in Niali area. He was then produced in a court and remanded to judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected. He was first lodged in Alipingal jail and then shifted to Choudwar jail.
On May 29, he was admitted to the SCBMCH after he fell ill and had since been undergoing treatment.
Yesterday, Das on the pretext of attending nature’s call went to a toilet. There he changed his dress and draped in a saree he came out of the toilet and took to his heel, putting the security arrangements at SCBMCH in question.
Meanwhile, Mangalabag police has registered a case and launched a manhunt to nab the absconding prisoner.