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China suspends 3 jail officials after two prisoners escape from prison

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Two jail officials were suspended while the service of a jail was terminated after two prisoners, serving life imprisonment, manage to escape from a in the northeastern China's province, according to a media report Sunday.

Wang Lei, 33, and Zhang Guilin, 39, manage to escape on Thursday from No 3 in the city of in the province.

"They were caught by police on Saturday in north China's Hebei Province," the state-run agency reported on Sunday.

Wang was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for kidnapping. In December 2017, his death sentence was commuted to a life sentence.

Zhang was serving a life sentence for robbery.

The of the has been terminated from his position and ordered to cooperate with the investigation, the report said.

Another official, who was in direct charge of the prison supervision, has been suspended from his post till the investigation is underway. Also, an in charge of the stability in the prison has also been suspended from work, Xinhua reported.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 14:40 IST