Kalahandi: A 40-year-old prisoner, who was serving imprisonment after being convicted in a harassment case, escaped from Bhawanipatna jail on Friday.
The accused was identified as Bhabasagar Sabar of Kantapali village under Komana police limits in Nuapada district.
The incident came to light after the jail authorities lodged a complaint at Town Police in connection with the incident on Saturday. Following which, the police have launched a man hunt to nab the accused.
According to sources, the accused escaped from the jail on Friday at around 10.30 am when all other prisoners of the jail were engaged in gardening work.