Look-out notice to nab serial rapist, searches stepped up

Look-out notice to nab serial rapist, searches stepped up

Police have issued a look-out notice as it stepped up searches to nab serial rapist Jaishankar, who escaped from the high-security central prison in a dare-devil act.

Home Minister K J George today visited the Parappana Agrahara jail, from where the notorious criminal, with the help of a bamboo pole and bed-sheet, and wearing a police uniform, scaled the high security inner and outer northern periphery wall with electrical fencing and jumped down early yesterday, in a filmy style stunning the police.

Jaishankar is believed to have sustained bleeding injuries due to pierced glass on the sole of his foot and abrasive injuries on his fore arms and suffered other injuries on his body. Police in neighbouring Tamil Nadu have also been alerted as he was suspected to have sneaked out of the state.

The jail-break was seen as a serious security lapse as 11 prison officials were suspended yesterday for alleged dereliction of duty.

A special squad has been formed which launched an enquiry. It was found that CCTV cameras were old and did not cover all the places. There was also suggestions to install bio-metric locking system in the prison.

36-year-old Jaishankar, considered as a psychopath, who was recently sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in a trespass, rape and murder case, hailed from Kanyapattanam Konasamudra village in Tamil Nadu's Salem district.

The convict is facing trial in more than 20 various cases in Chennai, Dharmpuri, Hosur, Salem, Tirupattur of Tamilnadu and Bangalore Rural, Chitradurga, Hiriyur, Kadur, Molakalmur and Tumkur in Karnataka.

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