A murder accused was seriously injured after he allegedly jumped down stairs from the seventh floor of Rajkot court on Thursday afternoon and tried to run away. The city crime branch had arrested Naresh Solanki alias Bhai (32) Wednesday for allegedly bludgeoning to death an elderly woman in July this year at her house in Bapunagar area during a theft attempt. His custody was later handed over to Bhaktinagar police in connection with the murder case.
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“After producing him in court on the seventh floor, our staff was handcuffing him in the lobby when suddenly he dashed to the stairwell and jumped to the sixth floor. Our staff tried to chase him and a police sub-inspector caught hold of him on the fifth floor. But he shoved the sub-inspector aside and kept on jumping. Eventually, he lost balance and fell on the ground floor,” said inspector Viral Gadhvi said. “He is undergoing treatment and he is out of danger,” a police official said.