Three detainees Siman BK, 18, Nirmal Thapa, 19, and Ujjawal Karki, 19, had escaped from the custody of Area Police Office on Saturday night. Of the four detainees, three broke the ventilation grill in the toilet and escaped. A murder accused was still in custody, the police said.
Banke Police Chief SP Bir Bahadur Oli said he found that three detainees had broken the ventilation grill and fled. The culprits had been arrested on drug and public offense charges and were in custody for investigation.
Area police officer consists of 23 personnel under the command of Inspector Makhhan Prasad Yadav. The incident happened the day Yadav left for Kathmandu on a six-day leave for treatment. SI Khatri was assigned for looking after the police officer. Despite a search operation launched by the District Police Office, the criminals are yet to be caught. District Police Office has suspended on-duty constable Shumsher Thapa for negligence in regard to the incident till the investigation is completed.