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Undertrial escapes from District Government Hospital

Staff Correspondent

Udupi: An under-trial is reported to have escaped from the District Government Hospital here on Thursday.

According to the Padubidri police, Lakshmeesha Bhandary (29), resident of Manjeshwar, had been arrested on March 11, in connection with a case.

Since he developed some health problems, he was admitted to the District Government Hospital here on April 18. He escaped from the hospital on Thursday.

Although the police, on a tip off, searched for the accused in the buildings around the service bus-stand here, including a commercial complex in the vicinity there, they could not trace him.

The police said that a dog squad pressed into service but the accused could not be traced.

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