Mangaluru: Two inmates of the district jail, Madoor Yusuf and Ganesh Shetty, died in a fight that had broken out inside the premises on Monday.
Many were injured in the incident, including jail personnel. On Tuesday, Nov 3, one of the inmates, Basheer Ahmed, hailing from Bantwal who had been lodged on charges of theft in Ullal, was reported to be missing, according to media reports. He was neither among the injured who are in the hospital nor found during a headcount. It was thought that he had escaped during the commotion.
Messages were flashed to various police stations about the incident and the police were setting out on a manhunt. In the meantime, ADGP prisons Kamal Pant – who had served as SP in the district for a few years – visited the jail on Tuesday.
However, the jail authorities heaved a sigh of relief, when Basheer was found hiding inside the premises during a search. He has said that he was scared that the fights would continue for the second day and was scared for his life.