As per a recent report, a Bangladeshi prisoner at Arthur Road Jail tried to escape by jumping off the 22-ft boundary wall after he was allowed outside his cell for namaz, on the morning of Eid. His effort to escape was in vain as he injured his legs during the fall from the wall, and was quickly arrested by the police.
The jailbird has been identified as Roman Islam Hussain (27), a Bangladeshi national who was arrested just 10 days back for illegal immigration. Even though he had been behind bars for less than 15 days, cops said that the confinement had taken its toll on him, especially because none of his family members had showed up to visit him.
Hussain thought all his Ramzan prayers had been answered when he was let out of his cell on the morning of Eid to offer namaz along with other under-trials. The inmates were led to an open barrack (number 1) for their prayers, right next to the spot where along the boundary wall, new barracks were being built. Hussain spotted the arena along the wall and devised his master-plan plan to escape. He spotted a tree outside the wall and thought of escaping.
As per a report, around 11.20 am, as he was trying his best to climb the scaffolding, he realized that the tree was too far to jump from, and he would just have to leap 22 ft to the ground. As he made the jump, things got worse for him. “Hussain jumped from the edge of the wall and first fell on a State Reserve Protection Force (SRPF) vehicle that was stationed outside. Then he fell from the vehicle, injuring his legs in the process,” said an officer from NM Joshi Marg police station, as per the report.
Hussain is currently being treated at a hospital, where his leg injuries are being taken care of. According to the same report, a fresh FIR was registered against him under Section 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) of the IPC.