Five murder convicts used towels to stage a dramatic escape in broad daylight from Madhya Pradesh's Indore District Jail, police said Wednesday.
The prisoners made their getaway sometime Tuesday afternoon but authorities realised they were missing only after 7 p.m. when all the inmates were being locked in their barracks, said Indore Additional Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh.
"The convicts, three from Khandwa and two from Indore, escaped by tying towels and scaling the outer walls. Though it is not exactly known when the prisoners escaped, it is believed that they did so in the afternoon," Singh said.
A general alert has been sounded in Indore and neighbouring districts, and photographs of the escaped prisoners are being circulated.