close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Absconding prisoner nabbed in China

A prisoner on death reprieve who had escaped from a jail in South China, was captured today.



Beijing: A prisoner on death reprieve who had escaped from a jail in South China, was captured today.

Police in Guangdong Province said 28-year-old Li Mengjun was recaptured near Beijiang Prison in Shaoguan City, at about 2:30 pm, the provincial prison management bureau said in a statement, without elaborating.

Li and another inmate attempted escape from the Beijiang Prison yesterday.

He managed to escape, however, the other inmate was knocked down by the prison's electrified wire netting and was recaptured at the scene, state-run Xinhua reported.

Local police and paramilitary officers launched a manhunt and set up blocks on nearby roads to help capture Li.
Li was sentenced to death with a reprieve for robbery in 2006.

Before he fled incarceration, he had 19 years and nine months of his sentence remaining.

This is second jailbreak incident reported in less than two months.

In early September, three inmates escaped from a detention center after killing a guard in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi