In India while trying to escape from prison guards shot and killed eight of the Islamists. About it reports The South China Morning Post.
The prisoners belonged to a banned organization "Student Islamic movement of India" (SIT) and kept in a protected prison of Bhopal (state capital of Madhya Pradesh). During the evening bypass they lured the jailer into the cell and cut his throat sharpened edges of the steel plates that they were bringing dinner.
The fugitives managed to overcome several prison walls with a rope from the associated sheet. After the absence of the prisoners were discovered for them was organized chase. Despite the massive operation, which involved all the police of the city and the surrounding area, they managed to pass unnoticed for over 15 miles and reach the outskirts of the city, where they were finally located. The guards explained this by the fact that the escape occurred on the night of the celebration of Diwali — the festival of lights, when in Bhopal, as in other cities of India, there was chaos due to the fact that people cried firecrackers and launched fireworks.
"We offered them to surrender, but they tried to break through a police cordon, — said the head of the Bhopal police Yogesh Choudhary. They were not armed but tried to attack the guards with stones. We had to shoot".
SIT was organized in April 1977 and initially was aimed at the promotion of Islamic values among Muslim youth. In 2001, the organization was outlawed as an Islamist. Indian authorities have repeatedly accused the group of committing terrorist acts and links with other radical Muslim groups based in Pakistan. Among the most famous stock SIDI — a series of explosions in new Delhi in which 30 people were killed and more than 90 were wounded, and the attack in Varanasi, which killed two-year-old girl and more than 30 people were injured.