Four prisoners escaped from the district jail in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch early on Sunday night and are still absconding, officials said.
The four fugitives – all facing serious charges – were identified as Nahar Singh Banjara, Dube Lal Durve, Pankaj Mongia, and Lekhram Bavri.
Soon after the escape came to the notice of authorities on Sunday morning, police launched a manhunt, setting up checkpoints and raiding various places but failed to find the four criminals.
Jailer R.P. Vasuliya and four guards have been suspended for negligence in duty, officials said.