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One of the two Myanmar nationals who had escaped from prison, caught

First Published: 8th July, 2024 19:53 IST

Two prisoners, who were Myanmar nationals, escaped from the Serchip district jail in Mizoram on Saturday evening

One of the two Myanmar nationals who escaped from Serchhip district prison in Mizoram on Saturday was captured by Mizoram police on Sunday night.

According to officials from the Prison Department, Lalnunnema (31) a resident of Thantlang, Myanmar, was recaptured near Vanchengte village after he met with an accident near a cliff and sustained minor injuries.

Two prisoners, both Myanmar nationals, had escaped from the Serchip district jail on Saturday evening, raising questions about the security arrangements in the prison.

The two individuals were identified as 44-year-old Lalchhanhima and 31-year-old Lalnunnema, and they were arrested on June 10, 2024. A large number of AK-47 rifles were also seized from them.

Jail authorities informed that the duo was playing volleyball in the afternoon. After they were done, they went to the storeroom to return their sports items. But after giving back the items, they did not turn up at their cells. The prison authorities realised that they had sneaked out through the main entrance of the jail.

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