Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Two accused arrested in a robbery case on Saturday morning escaped from police custody later in the evening.

The police said that M. Raja Desingh (33) and M. Lakshman Pandiyan (33), tried to rob one M. Srinivas (27) of Alagiri Nagar at Zambropuram at around 7.30 a.m. While the duo were arrested another two of their accomplices took to the heels from the scene.

Two police personnel took the two accused to a Magistrate's residence at Bharathi Ula Street in the evening. While taking them to the jail, the duo managed to hoodwink the police and escaped from outside the magistrate's residence.

Two more accused in the case had already managed to give slip in the morning itself.