Two women prisoners created history in Kerala by jumping jail on Tuesday.
The two, Sandhya of Varkala and Shilpa of Pangode, escaped from the dedicated women’s jail at Attakulangara in Thiruvananthapuram, becoming the first women prisoners to do this rare feat in the State, scaling the high jail wall. According to police, the two were remanded in petty cases. Shilpa was in prison for a fraud case while Sandhya was jailed for theft. They were believed to have hatched the plot to escape several days ago.
Police collected the CCTV footages of the escape. They are believed to have made their escape through the garbage dump yard behind the prison. The incident came to the notice of the security personnel when the inmates were being taken back to their cells on Tuesday evening.
After the incident came to light, senior officials, including Jail DGP Rishiraj Singh, arrived at the spot. Orders were issued to strengthen the security in jails. Search for the two have been intensified. Police are said to have sent out photographs of the women to railway stations and bus stands. Senior authorities are also looking at whether the two had got any help from security personnel to escape.