Murder convict arrested in 24 hours after escaping from MP jail

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jabalpur
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2015 19:54 IST
A photo of the 22-year-old murder convict Pankaj Pahade, who has escaped from a jail in Madhya Pradesh.

The 22-year-old murder convict, who had escaped from a central jail in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur by scaling the high boundary wall, was arrested in Chhindwara on Thursday in less than 24 hours.

Jail superintendent Amit Kumar Mishra said the Chhindwara police have arrested Pankaj Pahade and efforts are being made to bring him to back to Narsinghpur.

The dramatic escape of Pahade, who was serving life imprisonment after being convicted in 2013 for killing his aunt over a family dispute, was captured on the closed circuit television camera of the prison.

In the CCTV footage, Pahade is seen jumping the wall of the prison toilet and then leaping over the boundary wall to make his way out.

Watch:Prisoner escapes from jail in MP

Jail superintendent Amit Kumar Mishra said, "When the CCTV footage was examined it was unbelievable for us that a prisoner can manage to scale the wall in such a manner."

"The prisoner escaped soon after he was freed from the barrack No 3 for carrying certain work."

Pahade, who belongs to Chhindwara district of the state, was shifted to the jail about a year back from Chhindwara jail.

Pahade's escape is the second such incident in a short span of time in the Jabalpur division. Three inmates had escaped from the district jail at Mandla on June 26, 2015.

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