4 COVID-positive jail inmates, who had been taken to a hospital for therapy, ran away on Sunday night on this Uttar Pradesh district however the police managed to nab three of them, officers mentioned. In response to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Santosh Kumar Singh, the 4 accused — three from the Khurja Nagar police station and one from the Kotwali Rural police station — had been despatched to jail on December 19.
All 4 examined constructive for COVID-19 the identical day and had been despatched to the L2 hospital in Khurja Nagar, the officer mentioned, including that police had been deployed exterior their ward.
Round 7 pm on Sunday, the prisoners broke open the staircase lock and managed to flee, he mentioned.
As quickly because the matter got here to mild, a report was lodged and a hunt for the absconding prisoners launched, the SSP mentioned.
The police managed to nab three of them whereas the search is on for the fourth accused, he added.