A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 5,000 on his head fled from police custody at Sankhi village here on Tuesday, police said.

“Acting on a tip-off, a police team reached the village to arrest Bhag Chand. The locals started brick-batting him when the police team was taking him out of the village,” SP City Ram Kishor said.

“The criminal fled taking advantage of the commotion,” he said. - PTI

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