Woman thief flees custody in Ludhiana after giving cop the slip
A woman, accused of burglary, fled from the police station after giving a push to woman constable on Saturday night.punjab Updated: Aug 29, 2016 13:01 IST
A woman, accused of burglary, fled from the police station after giving a push to woman constable on Saturday night.
The woman on the pretext of wanting to relieve herself was taken out from the lock-up from the woman constable and she pushed her and fled.
The PAU police have registered a case under Section 224 (Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) of Indian Penal Code against the woman, who has been identified as Manpreet Kaur (26) of Partap Singh Wala.
Her accomplice, Mani Singh, who was arrested along with the woman, is still in police custody.
The PAU police arrested the woman Manpreet Kaur and Mani Singh on Saturday for burglary and recovered 7 mobile phones from their possession, which they have stolen from different places.
The woman constable was pushed behind the bars in woman lock-up.
Inspector Mohammad Zamil, SHO at police station PAU said that a woman constable Sukhjinder Kaur was deputed outside the lockup to keep a tab on the accused woman.
In the meantime, power supply of the area was interrupted and there was no light in police station at the time of incident.
Manpreet Kaur asked the woman constable that she wanted to pass urine. As the constable took her out, she, took advantage of the dark and gave her a push and fled.
The police have launched search operations to arrest her.
First Published: Aug 29, 2016 13:00 IST