Prisoner dies in bid to escape from Tihar

Jul 24, 2013, 02:19 IST | IANS

A 35-year-old prisoner Tuesday fell to death from a moving truck while making an attempt to escape from the Tihar Jail, said an official.

"Pappu alias Mehtab, who was lodged in Jail Number one, was a drug addict," a jail officer told IANS. He was sent to jail July 18 in a theft case.

Around 10 a.m., a truck was going back after unloading construction material inside the jail and Pappu tried to climb the moving vehicle and fell on the ground, the officer said.

He died on way to the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital, he said.

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