Robbery suspect escapes TN police near Kerala’s Viyyur jail

Viyyur, May 19: An accused in multiple robbery and theft cases, Balamurugan, escaped from Tamil Nadu police custody near Viyyur central jail after a court appearance in Kerala. Allegedly involved in over 50 thefts and robberies, predominantly in Tamil Nadu, authorities are reviewing CCTV footage to determine the escape method. Kerala police have initiated a manhunt.
n accused in several cases of robbery and theft has escaped from the custody of Tamil Nadu police right outside Viyyur central jail, where he was brought back after being produced in a court in that state, Kerala police said on Saturday.
He is allegedly involved in over 50 cases of thefts and robberies, majority of them in Tamil Nadu, an officer of Viyyur police station said.
The officer said that police were going through CCTV footage to ascertain exactly how the criminal escaped from the police vehicle in which he was brought to the prison.
The police in Kerala have also launched a manhunt to trace and capture the criminal, the officer said.