Pune: In custody for wife’s murder, man flees from hospital, arrested again within 2 hours

The man, identified as Kishor Shirsath, was arrested by the Pune police in the third week of September this year for allegedly beating his wife Jayashree to death.

A 30-year-old man accused of beating his wife to death, who was admitted at the Sassoon General Hospital for treatment, fled from the hospital around Tuesday noon before he caught again by the police within two hours, Pune city police said.

The man, identified as Kishor Shirsath, was arrested by the Pune police in the third week of September this year for allegedly beating his wife Jayashree to death. After the initial custody of the Yerawada police station, Shirsath was sent to judicial custody.

Officials from Bundgarden police station, which has jurisdiction over Sassoon hospital, said Shirsath was brought to the premises on November 15 for treatment. He was admitted to a separate ward for prison inmates which has round-the-clock deployment of police guards.

Senior inspector Yashwant Gawari of Bundgarden police station said, “Shirsath managed to flee from the hospital around 12 noon. We immediately launched a search operation for him. He was caught from Laxminagar area of Yerawada around 1.30 pm.”

An offence has been registered against Shirsath at Bundgarden police station under Indian Penal Code’s (IPC) section 224 pertaining to ‘resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension.’

 

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