Murder convict escapes from Karanjia sub-jail

Mayurbhanj: A prisoner serving life sentence at Karanjia sub-jail in Mayurbhanj district escaped from the jail. The convict has been identified as Bhagaban Tudu, a resident of Chatasahi in Kaliapani area of Jajpur district.

Tudu, who was assigned the work to look after the jail garden, escaped on June 16. Surprisingly, the incident occurred when the jail superintendent himself was supervising the inmates.

The matter came to light only after the jail authorities lodged a written complaint at Karanjia police in this connection yesterday.

Earlier, a local court in Jajpur had sentenced Tudu to undergo a life imprisonment in connection with a murder case.
“He (Tudu) was allotted gardening duty inside the jail premises since he was shifted to the jail in 2017. I was present at the garden in the evening but came to my office for some work. Meanwhile, he escaped from the jail,” said Laxmidhar Murmu, Karanjia sub-jail superintendent.