Man escapes Shirur jail by tearing tiles from its roof.

Revan Sontakke, a Warje Malwadi man, escaped from Shirur police station lockout early Wednesday morning . Sontakke was woken up about 2.15 a.m.

Pune: Revan Sontakke, a Warje Malwadi man, escaped from Shirur police station lockout early Wednesday morning by removing the roof tiles above him.Sontakke is a criminal on police records.According to a Pune rural police officer, another criminal incarcerated in the same jail assisted Sontakke by keeping an eye on police officers' movements, although he did not escape.Sontakke and the other criminal have been charged with assault or interference by a person to his legitimate apprehension) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the Shirur police are probing the case.

The lockup guard noticed that one of them was missing around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.The roof tiles of one of the rooms were found to have been taken away from the lockout when he and four other guards looked, according to the officer.Sontakke was woken up about 2.15 a.m. on Wednesday when police checked the CCTV pictures.They discovered that a criminal in the jail had assaulted him.