Five accused escape from police lock-up in Kerala

August 13th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Kozhikode, Aug 13 (IANS) Five persons accused in burglary and murder cases escaped from a police station lock-up in Kerala Wednesday, the police said. The accused - Manikantan, Shivaji Ganeshan and Jagadish, from Tamil Nadu, and Mohanan and Rameshan from Kerala - escaped Wednesday morning from the Medical College police station in Kozhikode, giving a slip to a woman police official who was on guard duty.

The five were taken in remand earlier this week from a local court for interrogation, officials at the police commissioner’s office said here.

The police have launched a manhunt to apprehend the fugitives.

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