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Presidency jail escapee’s body found in Barasat

Mohammad Sabuj, one of the two Bangladeshi inmates in Presidency jail, who was part of a daring prison break on Tuesday, must have dreamt of a free life ahead but fate cut short his life.

kolkata Updated: Sep 02, 2012 14:58 IST

Mohammad Sabuj, one of the two Bangladeshi inmates in Presidency jail, who was part of a daring prison break on Tuesday, must have dreamt of a free life ahead but fate cut short his life.

In a bid to escape into Bangladesh, Sabuj hit a lamppost as he was hanging on to a Bongaon-bound train on Friday night. The incident occurred near Barasat station and a critically injured Sabuj was taken to Barasat government hospital where he was declared brought dead. His jail mate Mohammad Ali Mollah, who escaped with Sabuj and was suspected to be with him at the time of the accident, remains untraced.

"We received information that one of the suspects might have suffered an accident and was brought dead at Barasat hospital. We sent a team to identify the body and the body turned out to be of Mohammad Sabuj," said Ranvir Kumar, IG jail.

Senior police officials said on condition of anonymity that Sabuj and Mollah might be trying to escape into Bangladesh via the Petrapole border. Sabuj might have been successful in hoodwinking the police but there was no escaping the clutches of a stronger enemy, death.

"Further investigations are pending as to how Sabuj reached Barasat and whether he was trying to contact someone," said Kumar. Sabuj and Mollah were arrested on charges of dacoity and illegally staying in India. They were lodged in wards 21 and 22 of Presidency jail. Both of them were entrusted with the task of cleaning toilets in the prison complex.

On Tuesday, the duo climbed over the walls on DL Khan Road and escaped, sending the whole prison security apparatus in a tizzy. The police issued lookout notices against them but to no avail.

On Wednesday, the police found footprints on the wall, barely 50 metres from tower number 8. Questions were also raised as to how the prisoners could escape amidst CCTV cameras and round the clock security.