Four death row convicts escape from Bogura prison by drilling hole in roof

Photo shows the entrance of the district prison, Bogura.Prothom Alo

Four death row convicts escaped from the district prison in Bogura on Tuesday night by drilling a hole in the roof.

Police, however, captured the escapees from the nearby areas. Details of the inmates were unavailable as of 8:00 am on Wednesday.

Bogura district prison jailer Mohammad Faridur Rahman confirmed the news to Prothom Alo.

He said, “All of four inmates are death row convicts and they escaped, but we found then near the prison.”

The four death row convicts are md Nazrul Islam Majur, 60, Md Farid Sheikh, 28, Md Amir Hamza alias Amir Hossain, 38, and Md Zakaria, 31.

Bogura superintendent of police Sudip Kumar Charrabarty told Prothom Alo they learned at 3:56 am on Wednesday that four condemned prisoners escaped from the Bogura district jail, drilling the roof of the prison cell. They immediately put all patrol teams of Bogura Sadar police station on alert through radio signal. A patrol team arrested them in Chashibazar, which is on the other side of the river adjacent to the jail, at 4:10 am. They were taken to the Bogura’s detective branch office where the jailer of the Bogura prison identified them.

The four inmates will be produced to court to take legal action.