Runaway serial rapist arrested near Bangalore
Convicted serial rapist and killer Jaishankar was arrested Friday from the outskirts of the Karnataka capital six days after he escaped from the central jail in a southern suburb, a top police official said.
"The prisoner (Jaishankar) was found at Kudlugate in Bommanhalli, about 25 km south of the city, by our patrolling party after a tip-off, and has been arrested," Bangalore Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar told reporters here.
The 36-year-old prisoner will be brought to the commissioner's office by evening for interrogation and further investigation.
"We will question him on how he escaped from the high-walled prison and find out if he had any accomplices who helped him in securing a duplicate key and police uniform in which he scaled two inner walls and jumped from the outer wall," Auradkar said.
An embarrassed Karnataka government had Monday announced a Rs.5-lakh reward for information that would help trace the runaway convict.
(Posted on 06-09-2013)