Woman prisoner tries to escape by scaling 22-feet jail wall

October 26th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Oct 26 (IANS) A woman prisoner scaled a 22-feet jail wall and jumped off it to escape but broke her leg during the fall and was caught by the prison guards, the police said.Amrika Bai, 28, is facing a 10-year jail term since 2007 and late Saturday dodged the jail security to try and escape by scaling the complex wall.

But she was caught when the guards deployed outside the jail complex spotted her. She tried to run away with a fractured leg and bruises but the guards caught her.

She was immediately operated upon by doctors at the Ambedkar Government Hospital here. The doctors have put a plaster on her broken leg and the jail authorities brought her back to her cell Sunday, a police official said here.

The jail authorities have begun a probe to find out how she managed to dodge heavy security inside the jail and scale the 22-foot high wall.

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