2 women prisoners break out of Kerala jail

Shilpa(L) and Sandhya(R)

Thiruvananthapuram: In a first, two women prisoners escaped from the dedicated women’s jail at Attakulangara on the outskirts of Kerala’s capital city, Thiruvananthapuram here on Tuesday.

The remand prisoners who escaped are Varkala native Sandhya and Pangode native Shilpa. Both are accused in theft cases.

This is the first reported instance in Kerala of women inmates managing to break out of a prison.

It is learned that the duo were reportedly plotting the escape for several days. The incident was reported at 4.30 pm on Tuesday.

The security personnel came to know about the prison break as they were taking the prisoners back to their cells. The officers have also found the CCTV visuals of the women fleeing the prison on Tuesday evening.

As the incident came to light, jail DGP Rishi Raj Singh, DIG Santhosh Kumar and senior officers reached the prison. The shadow police and special branch have intensified the search.

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