Three prisoners flee Goa jail

August 4th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS  

Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) In a dramatic jail break, two convicts and an undertrial escaped from a prison in Goa by drilling a passage through the cell toilet in the early hours of Wednesday, jail authorities said.
Undertrial Abhijit Patil and convicts Hitler Fernandes and Seby Ferrao escaped from Sada prison located at Vasco, about 35 km from here.

“The jail break must have happened after 3 a.m. Wednesday. They escaped by drilling a hole in their cell toilet,” said Levinson Martins, sub-divisional magistrate in charge of the Sada prison affairs.

He said Hitler, 46, was wanted for two murders in Goa and Karnataka.

“Hitler and Seby have a previous history of jail breaks,” he said.

A search operation has been launched to track down the three men, police said.

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