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Covid positive prisoner escapes from hospital in Kokrajhar

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, July 29 - A Covid-19 positive prisoner in Kokrajhar jail, who has been charged with rape, escaped from the RNB Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar last night, Kokrajhar SP Rakesh Roashan said.

Sources said that the escapee has been identified as Sukla Murmu, an accused of a rape case under Dhaligaon PS of Chirang district. The accused was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive a few days back. He escaped by breaking a window of the ward of the hospital in the wee hours, sources added. Kokrajhar and Chirang police are trying to trace out the prisoner.

Meanwhile, two persons were arrested today in the wee hours for allegedly smuggling over 589 kgs of ganja in a truck at Srirampur near Assam-Bengal inter-State border in Kokrajhar.

Police have identified the arrested persons as Harjit Singh and Hardeep Singh.

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