Child rapist escapes from Jakarta prison dressed as Muslim woman in veil

A man who was convicted of raping and killing a 12-year-old schoolgirl in Jakarta has escaped from a prison by disguising himself as a Muslim woman. He walked past the prison guards wearing a veil, usually worn by Muslim women, a pair of sunglasses and lipstick, police said.

The CCTV camera at the prison recorded him walking out of the visitors’ room with his wife and children. Police have now launched a search operation to nab Anwar bin Kim An, who was serving a life sentence at the prison.