2 prisoners escape UP jail, one gets run over by train

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Etawah, July 7 (IANS) Two inmates at Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah jail escaped in the wee hours of Sunday but one of them was run over by a train, officials said.

Ramanand, who had been serving a life term after being convicted for murder, got run over by a train while he was trying to board it.

The other inmate, Chandra Prakash, is missing and the police have launched a manhunt to trace him.

The two inmates cut the iron bars and escaped using a bedsheet.

Deputy Inspector General of Jail, Kanpur, B.P. Tripathi has reached Etawah to probe the incident.

–IANS

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