Bihar jailbreak: Five prisoners escape from Buxar jail, alert issued

They had feigned illness to get them admitted to medical ward prior to the incident.

Bihar jailbreak: Five prisoners escape from Buxar jail, alert issued

Almost a month after 8 Students of Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) terrorists broke free from jail in Madhya Pradesh, five prisoners have now escaped from Central Jail in Buxar, Bihar. Three wardens have been suspended.

Reportedly, these prisoners escaped on late Friday night after which the police has issued high alert and cordoned off the area. The search is on to locate the absconding prisoners with no success, however, three wardens have been suspended.






Superintendent of Police Upendra Sharma told media that those who escaped included Prajit Singh hailing from Motihari, Girdhari Rai of Chapra, Sonu Pandey and Upendra Sah of Ara, all four serving life imprisonment and Sonu Singh of Brahampur, Buxar, convicted for 10 years.



Reports of local media have said that all five of them escaped by breaking the window in toilet area of medical ward. They had feigned illness to get them admitted to medical ward prior to the incident.

District Magistrate Raman Kumar said that the jailbreak took place between 12 midnight and 3 AM.

Iron rod, pipe and ‘dhoti’ have been found at the spot from where the prisoners scaled the wall, he said.




 The DM said that after probing the incident, responsibility would be fixed on the erring jail officials for the jail break.





The SP admitted that security has been breached and said thick fog must have helped them in escaping.


Further details are awaited

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