Rajasthan: Arms Act Convict Escapes Covid-19 Ward

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A 32-year old man who was sent to judicial custody in an Arms Act case escaped from a COVID-19 isolation ward of a hospital in Rajasthan’s Bundi.

According to the police as reported by NDTV, Lakhan Bawari fled the hospital on Saturday night.

Bawari, who was arrested under the Arms Act on Thursday, was remanded to judicial custody by a court the very next day.

Before being sent to jail, his sample was taken for a COVID-19 test and he was admitted to the inmate isolation ward of the district government hospital as his report was awaited.

Police said there were guards at the gate and a total of 89 inmates were in the ward. The accused is suspected to have escaped through a window.

Furthermore, police said a manhunt has been launched to catch him.

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