Under Trial Prisoner Attacks Escort Policeman in Mangaluru

Mangaluru: An under trial prisoner who accused in a robbery case reportedly assaulted and tried to murder a policeman who was on his escort duty of the accused in an incident reported at PVS circle in Mangaluru on Wednesday.

The incident occurred when the escort policeman, Kuriakose from Bantwal taluk Punjalkatte police station was taking the prisoner back to the central prison in Mangaluru after a court hearing at 3rd additional and district court in the city.

The assailant, Numan (21) is a Padil native and has been accused in 9 different criminal cases. He reportedly tarried to attack the policeman in a bid to escape from the police custody.

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