MP: Murder Convict Escapes From Custody After Being Brought To Hospital For Treatment In Bhopal

MP: Murder Convict Escapes From Custody After Being Brought To Hospital For Treatment In Bhopal

A court had sentenced Saini to death for killing his friend and burning the body to stage his own death.

PTIUpdated: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 06:18 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A 29-year-old convict, who was sentenced to death in a murder case, escaped from custody when he was brought to a hospital for treatment in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal on Saturday, police said.

The convict Rajat Saini escaped from police custody when he was brought to the government-run Hamidia Hospital from the central jail in the morning, Kohefiza police station in-charge Vijay Singh Sisodia said.

Saini, a resident of Raghogarh in Guna district, has several offences to his name and was sentenced to death by a court in a murder case, the official said.

A court had sentenced Saini to death for killing his friend and burning the body to stage his own death, Singh said.

The police have registered a case, and a search is underway to apprehend the escapee prisoner, he added.

Following the incident, the jail department suspended two guards for dereliction of duty, an official said.

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