A Bangladeshi prisoner’s attempt at escaping a Mumbai jail in India ended in a farce after he scaled a 22-foot wall and landed on a police van.
The prisoner Roman Islam Hussain, 27, was arrested just 10 days ago for being an illegal immigrant in India. He tried escaping from the Arthur Road Jail on Monday around 11:20am when he was allowed outside of his cell for his Eid-ul-Fitr prayers.
However, Roman’s sketch of prison break was a total failure as, during the process, he injured his legs and was arrested shortly after falling on the police van, reports Mumbai-based English newspaper Mid-Day.
According to the police, although Roman has been in the jail for less than a fortnight, his detention has been very difficult especially because none of his family members visited him in the prison.
He is currently at JJ Hospital, where his leg injuries are being treated, said the police.
Roman was permitted his Eid-ul-Fitr prayers along with other inmates in an open barrack located beside another barrack under construction, which was being built along the boundary wall.
Roman hatched a jailbreak plan when he saw the scaffolding along the wall and a tree on the other side.
He thought the tree would be helpful while climbing down from the wall which he would ascend using the scaffolding poles.
But the plan failed miserably when he discovered that the tree was located far away from the 22-foot tall wall and he had no other option but to jump off the wall.
“Hussain jumped from the edge of the wall and first fell on a State Reserve Protection Force (SRPF) vehicle that was stationed outside. Then he fell from the vehicle, injuring his legs in the process,” said an officer from NM Joshi Marg police station, reported Mid-Day.
“Undeterred, Hussain tried to run but by this time, the security personnel had already been alerted and they caught up with him,” the officer added.
An inspector at NM Joshi Marg police station said: “On the complaint of a jail constable, Sachin Jadhav, a fresh FIR was registered against him under Section 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) of the IPC.”
The jail officials said they are going to install electric wiring along the wall very soon to prevent escape attempts.
They will also increase the height of barracks to accommodate more inmates.