Five prisoners escape from Gujarat jail amid lockdown

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Five prisoners escape from Gujarat jail amid lockdown
Surendranagar, May 13 () Five prisoners, includingfour facing trial for murder, escaped from a jail in Gujarat'sSurendranagar district in the early hours of Wednesday, anofficial said.

They broke locks of the barrack where they were lodgedin Dhrangadhra sub-jail and then escaped by climbing theprison wall, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dhrangadhra,Rajendra Devdha said.

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Four of these prisoners - Nanji Devipujak, SantuDevipujak, Savji Devipujak, Dharam Devipujak - were facingtrial for murder, while the fifth one, Prakash Kushwah, wasaccused in a theft case, he said.

"The five prisoners somehow managed to break locks ofthe barrack and then escaped after jumping off the prisonwall. We have formed teams to nab them," Devdha said.

This is the second incident of jailbreak in Gujaratduring the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

On May 1, as many as 13 inmates escaped from a sub-jail in Dahod district. While nine of them were later nabbed,four are still at large, according to police. COR PJT PDGK GK
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