He was taking shelter in a garage in Hebbal and would sneak out before they would open.

Prisoner who escaped from central jail in Bengaluru caught after four daysImage: SANJAYNAGAR BCP/twitter
news Prison Break Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 12:20

Four days after he escaped from the Central Prison in Bengaluru, prisoner David Kumar was re-arrested on Saturday. Police nabbed the prisoner at a bar in Geddalahalli he used to frequent, reported The Times of India.

The New Indian Express reported that David, who was sentenced to four years in prison and was about to complete his term, climbed into a tempo carrying vegetables to the prison’s kitchen and escaped.

David, who came to the kitchen to get his refreshments saw an opportunity and hid himself under the heap of gunny bags in the tempo before it left the prison premises at 8.45am on August 31, according to TOI.

He was reportedly not wearing his prisoner's uniform when he escaped. He was also undergoing treatment at the psychiatry ward, in Tower 1 of the prison complex.

The escape only came to light during the evening roll call. The staff analysed CCTV footage to confirm how David had escaped.

The thirty-year-old prisoner had reportedly taken shelter in a garage in Hebbal. He would enter it in the night through a small opening, and would leave before the garage opened in the morning, reported The Hindu.

David was caught around 9.30am when he reportedly came to a bar on Hebbal Main Road. A fresh case has been filed against him over his escape.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) TR Suresh said that David will be handed over to the police for questioning in the new case, reported Bangalore Mirror.​


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