A murder accused from Patan district escaped from the government mental hospital where he was being treated for psychiatric disorder, police said on Sunday. Prahlad Thakor (35), accused of murdering his mother, was being treated at Madhupura Mental Hospital since October 20, 2016 on the directions of the sessions court in Patan, a
Madhupura police station official said. The police official added that Thakor escaped between 8 PM and 9 PM last night by dodging a police constable who was guarding him.
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Thakor was arrested by Kakoshi police in Patan district for murdering his mother Sanjanaben on November 7, 2015, and was under judicial custody at Patan sub-jail before being shifted to the mental hospital, the police official said.
A case was lodged at Madhupura police station by a staff of the mental hospital, he said.
According to his case details, Thakor had allegedly killed his mother at his farm at Umaru village in Patan district on November 7, 2015, by repeatedly hitting a stick on her head and was arrested soon after, police said.