Absconding prisoner rearrested from Bouddhanath

KATHMANDU: A man who was taken in police custody on theft charge was rearrested after he escaped the lock-up on Saturday.

The arrested has been identified as Suku Lal Waiba (21) of Sisneri in Thaha Municipality of Makawanpur district, currently risiding in Tokha Municipality of Kathmandu district.

According to police, Waiba had cut the iron bar of lockup at Metropolitan Police Circle, Singha Durbar with a hacksaw blade and escaped on August 10.

A team of security personnel deployed from Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu arrested the absconding prisoner from the southern entrance of Bouddhanath Stupa.

Meanwhile, investigation into the case is underway, police informed.