A 20-year-old man, who had been arrested over an attempted murder charge, escaped from police custody while he was being taken to Yerawada jail on Tuesday night.
As per the information given by Khed police, the suspect, identified as Samadhan Suresh Awatade Deshmukh, alias Sonya, was in the custody of Khed police for the last few days.
An official said, “He was being taken to the Yerawada prison in a police jeep. The vehicle had slowed down at a point, taking advantage of which Sonya pushed a constable and jumped from the vehicle. As it was dark, he managed to flee the spot.”