Mardan: ‘Murderer’ escapes from police custody
MARDAN: An alleged murderer escaped from police custody here on Tuesday when he was being taken to the District Headquarters Hospital for medical check-up along with two other accused, police said.
DSP city Abdus Samad Khan told Dawn that the runaway accused identified as Nayaz Ali of Babaini area was arrested two days back in a murder case which took place over a week ago.
He said that the doctors at the DHQ Hospital were examining the other two accused when Nayaz Ali waiting outside the room overpowered SI Taj Mohammad and fled from the hospital.
The DSP said that all the police personnel in the surrounding areas had been alerted and a search operation was launched soon after the incident.