An undertrial prisoner who escaped from Sabarmati central jail of Ahmedabad was brought back to the police station by his mother.
Twenty-year-old Pravin Dhaval alias Bholo escaped by jumping a high wall, creating havoc among the jail administration and police.
The breach of security led to a state reserve police constable, Jayrajsinh Kumpavat, being suspended. As police began their search operations, Pravin’s mother, Ashaben, brought him to the DCB’s office in the middle of the night.
Pravin was booked in a murder case by Sardarnagar police station and was arrested on June 11. He has been accused of killing his neighbour,
who had set Pravin’s house on fire after a quarrel between their families.
Pravin’s mother Ashaben , his father Purushottam, younger brother Pratap, brother-in-law and his sister were also arrested in the case.
On July 22, his mother and sister’s bail plea was accepted.
According to Pravin, his family’s financial position was very bad and he planned his escape to help them. He said he wanted to earn money illegally to support his family. His wife, Anjali, helped him escape.
On July 24 after escaping from jail, Pravin contacted Anjali, who helped him with money.
Later he went to Kalol, a nearby town, to meet his friend. He called Ashaben from an unknown number and informed her of his whereabouts.
Ashaben informed the police that she will bring her son back, went to Kalol and took him to the police station by midnight.
Even though Ashaben herself is an accused in the murder case, she said she is a law-abiding citizen and wants to correct what went wrong in a fit of anger. That is why she made her son understand the situation and surrender.