Alwar, Jan 18 (Agencies): One of the two persons who were arrested for their alleged involvment in the killing of a tiger in Sarisaka escaped from the custody of forest officials here on Tuesday.

"Kailash Gujjar escaped on the pretext of going to the toilet. Both the accused were being interrogated in connection with the killing of ST-1 tiger at that time," an official

"We have dispatched the search parties to look for him. Prima facie, laxity of the staff is behind the incident and those found guilty will be punished," he said.

Bhagwanya and Kailash Gujjar were involved in the killing of ST-1 in November last year. They were nabbed near Tehla village on Tuesday.

ST-1, one of the five tigers translocated to the reserve, was poisoned to death and the carcass of the big cat was found on the night on November 14 in Sariska.

The forest officials had last month arrested the main accused, Parsadi Gujjar.