A 32-year-old man remanded to judicial custody in an Arms Act case fled from the COVID-19 isolation ward of the district hospital in Rajasthan’s Bundi, police stated on Sunday.
Lakhan Bawari escaped on the intervening evening of Saturday and Sunday, they stated.
Police have launched a manhunt to catch him.
Bawari was arrested below the Arms Act on Thursday and produced earlier than the courtroom the following day. The courtroom despatched him to judicial custody, police official Bannalal stated.
Earlier than being despatched to jail, his pattern was taken for a COVID-19 check and he was admitted to the inmate isolation ward of the district authorities hospital as his report was awaited, he stated.
Police official Lokender Paliwal stated the accused in all probability escaped by a window within the ward. Guards had been deployed on the gate of the ward and there have been eight-nine inmates inside.
A case has been lodged towards Bawari and efforts are being made to hint him, he stated.