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Inmate escapes from Farwaniya Hospital

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: Security forces have been alerted to look for a Central Prison inmate who allegedly hoodwinked his guards and escaped from the Farwaniya Hospital where he was being treated for an unidentified sickness, reports Al-Rai daily.

The convict who is sentenced to 16 years in prison for possessing an unlicensed firearm, beating and causing a permanent injury to an unidentified person, had only served one year of his prison term.

The daily added, the convict born in 1988, allegedly escaped taking advantage that his handcuffs were removed during treatment. However, the three men guarding the convict have been referred for investigation for derelict of duty.

The name of the fugitive has been circulated to all concerned security departments. The Al-Anba daily said the prisoner escaped from the bus while he was being taken from the hospital back to the prison.

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