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Coimbatore

Prisoner escapes through ventilator of toilet of Coimbatore GH

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Coimbatore : A rape accused, booked under POCSO Act and undergoing treatment in Government Hospital here escaped in the early hours of Thursday, through the toilet ventilator.

The 31-year old Subramani, haling from Dharapuram in nearby Tirupur District, was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl in September last and lodged in the Central jail here.

A construction worker, Subramani was also detained under Goondas Act. in October last.

He was admitted to the Prisoner’ ward in the hospital a week ago, following complains of chest pain.

Subramani who went to answer nature’s call around 4 AM did not return.

Other prisoners in the ward found the toilet locked from inside and on information the guard informed police , who broke open the door only to find the ventilator was broke open, police said.

Police are on the look out for the accused.

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