Baripada, Jan 7: A prisoner serving a life sentence in Rairangpur Sub-Jail in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district escaped the prison on Saturday night.
Sources said Solu Lohr (35), a youth of Budamara village under Bishoi police limits in Mayurbhanj district was convicted on the charges of brutally killing a woman in 2015 and was serving a life sentence in the Rairangpur sub-jail.
Lohar who had gained confidence of the prison authorities was reportedly allowed to help the crew members going out of the cell. Meanwhile, Lohar escaped from the jail around 2.00 pm on Saturday when he was being taken to his cell after the routine labour assigned to him. So far the police are yet to trace the whereabouts of Solu Lohar.
The jail authorities and Rairangpur Town police have launched a manhunt to nab the absconding prisoner, sources added.