Family, attorney of prisoner question escape claims /

The fam­i­ly of pris­on­er Justin Ram­lochan is call­ing for an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the au­thor­i­ties in­to his al­leged at­tempt­ed es­cape from a prison van.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, the in­ci­dent oc­curred on Mon­day evening when Ram­lochan and two re­mand pris­on­ers were be­ing trans­port­ed in an Amal­ga­mat­ed Se­cu­ri­ty Ser­vices Lim­it­ed ve­hi­cle.

While the ve­hi­cle was trav­el­ling along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way near Grand Bazaar, Val­sayn, Ram­lochan, who was shack­led, al­leged­ly pried open the back door and jumped out.

Ram­lochan, who sus­tained se­vere in­juries to his head, hand and face, was tak­en to the near­by Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mt Hope by po­lice of­fi­cers who were es­cort­ing the pris­on­er trans­port ve­hi­cle.

His moth­er, San­dra Ram­lochan, told Guardian Me­dia her son is in se­vere pain and has ban­dages all over his face and oth­er parts of his body.

She said she was al­lowed to see her son, who is an elec­tri­cian, for on­ly two min­utes but is con­cerned about how he would have been able to pry open a door to ex­it a mov­ing prison van when he was searched be­fore en­ter­ing it.

Ram­lochan said she want­ed an­swers about what hap­pened, as she said her son was go­ing to be out on bail a few hours lat­er and that every­thing was in place for him to be re­turned to the fam­i­ly.

LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian