Kannur: Notorious criminal Ripper Jayanandan, a murder convict, escaped from the Poojappura Central Jail early Monday morning.
Another convict, Prakashan, who was the inmate of Jayanandan in the jail, has also fled the prison along with him.
The jail wardens got to know of the incident only when they went around for the routine checking in the morning. Police have intensified search for the duo.
Jayanandan, a resident of Pallipuram, Mala in Thrissur district, is a convict of seven murder cases and 14 theft cases. He was sentenced to death for murdering Devaki (51), wife of Puthanvelikkara Nedumbilli Ramakrishnan on October 1, 2006.