Seven undertrial prisoners escaped from the jail of East Siang district, located in district headquarters Pasighat by attacking the prison guards with chili and pepper. Five guards were injured during the incident when they opened the jail lock-up to serve dinner to the prisoners. One of the guards was badly injured on the head, possibly hit by the heavy lock of the cell and his mobile phone was taken too.
The district jail had 94 prisoners in all. The seven escapees have been identified as Abhijit Gogoi, Taro Hamam, Kalom Apang, Talum Panying, Subhash Mandal, Raja Tayeng, and Dani Gamlin.
A combing operation and manhunt have been launched to nab the escaped prisoners by the police officials.