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Three undertrials escape from Tamil Nadu prison, caught within two hours

Krishnan and Kumaran, both brothers from Theni district in Tamil Nadu, and Aravind of Coonoor in Nilgiris district, who have been arrested in a theft case, escaped by scaling a prison wall in Coonoor in Udhagamandalam.

tamil nadu Updated: Jun 21, 2018 07:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu)
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The escaped undertrials reportedly hurled stones at police, injuring three of them.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)

Three undertrials escaped from a sub-jail in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu’s Udhagamandalam on Thursday but were nabbed by police within two hours, police said.

Krishnan and Kumaran, both brothers from Theni district, and Aravind of Coonoor in Nilgiris district, who have been arrested in a theft case, escaped by scaling the prison wall, they said.

Following this, check posts were alerted and additional police deployed at strategic points to prevent the three from crossing the district border, they said.

On information that the undertrials were hiding in a tea estate, police personnel tried to catch them with the help of locals.

The trio offered resistance and allegedly hurled stones at the police personnel, three of whom suffered minor injuries, police said.

However, the policemen overpowered the undertrials and took them into custody.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 07:58 IST