A woman inmate managed to escape from a high security prison here on Sunday morning but a fractured leg cut short her freedom run.
Amrica Bai was serving time in Raipur Central Jail for the murder of her mother-in-law. She managed to scale the 24-foot wall but lost her balance while climbing down. The fall broke her leg.
Unable to walk, she waited an hour for the pain to subside, then hobbled to the main road, where a CISF man saw her.
He asked some questions and when she didn’t respond, called up the jail staff. Deputy Inspector General (Jail) P.D. Verma and jail superintendent S.S. Tigga rushed to the spot and recognised Amrica.
The incident has raised questions about security at the jail, where some 50 Maoists are also imprisoned.