One of the two prisoners who had absconded from District Police Office’s cell was arrested.
Lokendra Buda was re-arrested from a jungle at Yangugau of Simikot rural municipality-8 while Lekhe Nepali is still at large, DSP Rabin Shrestha, chief of District Police Office, Humla said.
Buda of Chankheli rural municipality-3 and Nepali from Khapurnath rural municipality-4 absconded from prison, according to Bishnu Bahadur Singh, police inspector at District Police Office, Humla said, adding that they had fled the scene between 3-5 AM.
Buda was serving his time for first degree murder while Nepali was serving time for stealing and public office. Without a prison, criminals have been kept at District Police Office’s custody for the past seven years.
“We came to know that they had fled at 5 AM. Since then, we’ve intensified their search,” Singh said.