Malkangiri: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) escaped from Malkangiri sub-jail on Tuesday night putting the jail authorities in a fix.
Ajit Dakua allegedly managed to flee while the drain cleaning work was underway inside the jail premises. However, the incident came to light during the regular counting of prisoners. He was lodged in the jail after he was arrested by the Balimela police on charges of illegal supply of ganja in January this year.
Meanwhile, Malkangiri police launched a manhunt to nab the UTP after the jail authorities filed a complaint.