Murder suspect breaks through Noida hospital window, nabbed again
A suspect in the kidnapping and murder of a four-year-old boy on Tuesday escaped from a hospital in Noida where he was taken for treatment after suffering injuries in a gunfight with police, the officials said. "However, later the man was arrested again from within the hospital building after a frantic search of almost six hours," they said.
Vijay was being treated for a gunshot injury
"Accused Vijay, in his early 20s, was held late on Monday night in Surajpur area of Greater Noida and brought to the District Hospital in Noida for treatment of the gunshot injury on his foot," the officials said.
Suspect broke the hospital toilet window and escaped
"Vijay went to the hospital toilet and was escorted by a policeman, who stood outside. Once inside, the accused broke open the window and escaped," Central Noida DCP Harish Chander said. "However, an eyewitness told police that he saw Vijay entering into a space inside the hospital building through a false ceiling and he was suspected to be still within the building," he added.
Multiple police teams were deployed to search the suspect
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Elamaran G said, "Multiple police teams were scrambled to track the suspect, who was believed to be hidden somewhere in the building after escaping through the toilet window." "The search led to his tracking after some time from within the hospital building. He has been arrested again and legal proceedings have been initiated against him," the officer said.
Boy's body was found last week from Greater Noida
Vijay, along with his partner Anil, had allegedly kidnapped the boy from Surajpur area on January 21 but then killed him allegedly because they did not have a place to keep him. The boy's body was found last week from Greater Noida. An FIR was lodged and Anil was held after a gunfight with police on February 13, while Vijay was absconding.
Rs. 25,000 reward was announced on Vijay's arrest
After Anil's arrest, a Rs. 25,000 reward was announced on Vijay's arrest. He was held on Monday night after an encounter with the police and was taken to a hospital for treatment.