A day after one of the convicts managed to escape from the high security Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bangalore, another jail inmate has tried to escape after attacking a head constable escorting him to NIMHANS hospital in South Bangalore for treatment on Saturday evening.
The jail inmate has been identified as Anand Kumar, 32, of Malur in Kolar district and presently lodged at the prison was being brought to Nimhans to undergo treatment at 4.30 PM on Saturday. As soon as he entered the hospital premise, Anand Kumar bit head constable Muniswamy to release himself from his grip. He then threw chilli powder at him, pulled out a knife and slashed Muniswamy’s face repeatedly before escaping.
Muniswamy, who started bleeding, raised an alarm for help. Passers-by and a few policemen present at the campus chased and caught him down before he was handed over to the Siddapur police.
Additional Commissioner of Police (West) Alok Kumar said that the prisoner has been detained by the Siddapur police for questioning to ascertain the source of knife and chilli powder and other details. A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 353 (obstructing public servant from performing his duty) has been registered against him and further investigations are underway.
Deputy Commissioner of police (South division) said that Anand Kumar was jailed since 2008 after he was arrested in connection with a murder case in Malur. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the central prison. On Saturday, around 3 pm he started to complain heavy headache. The jail authority sent him to Nimhans hospital for treatment with security. But, he tried to escape from the clutches of police and his efforts went in vain as he was not succeeded.
Another inmate identified as Manjunath, who was serving life term in the jail was walk away along with the visitors on Friday at same prison.