UP: Under-trial escapes from police custody

Farukhabad: An under-trial lodged in the central prison here escaped from police custody while being taken to a local court for hearing, police said Tuesday.

Batham Umesh, lodged in the central prison fled yesterday from the district collectorate premises while being taken for hearing, they said.

The constable accompanying the under-trail was later suspended and arrested for dereliction of duty by the Superintendent of Police.