Nashik: A 32-year-old prisoner, who was undergoing life term for murdering his wife, escaped from Nashik Central Jail by scaling a 15 feet wall using a rope made from towels, police said Monday.
"The prisoner Madhosingh alias Mangalsinh Rohidas Bhosale allegedly took towels of other inmates and made a rope. He tied an iron rod at one end of the rope and hurled it at an electric pole atop the wall to climb up and escaped at around 8 AM yesterday," said an officer attached to Nashik Road police station.
Police said Bhosale knew that power supply to the pole is disconnected after 7 AM.
Bhosale was shifted from Jalgaon Central Jail to Nashik Central Jail?on December?29, 2012.
He said the incident came to light after jail staff spotted the rope hanging from the wall and alerted the senior officials.
A manhunt has been launched to nab Bhosale, police said.