Bhopal, Sept 12: An undertrial prisoner in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind attacked two policemen with spade, before escaping the prison. One of the assaulted cops has succumbed to the injuries. The attacker, who subsequently escaped from the jail along with his accomplice, was apprehended hours later.
The deceased police personnel has been identified as constable Umesh Babu. His colleague, who was also attacked with the spade, is being treated at the district hospital in Bhind. His condition is reported to be stable.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed anguish over the incident, assuring that strictest action would be taken against the culprit. Chouhan has announced Rs 1 crore as compensation for the immediate kin of Babu, along with a government job to one of his family members. The slain police personnel will also be granted the status of martyr, the CM said.
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced Rs 1 crore for kin of the prison guard who died today after he was attacked by an undertrial prisoner at a police station in Bhind on Sept 9. CM has even announced govt job to one of his family members & grant him the status of a martyr. pic.twitter.com/aEdQN4gjJg
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2018
Video of the attack:
#WATCH Dramatic visuals of an undertrial prisoner viciously attacking two prison guards at a police station in Bhind on 9th September. One police personnel has been referred to Delhi for treatment, another is under treatment at a district hospital in Bhind (Source: CCTV footage) pic.twitter.com/eXEQ5eH51y
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2018
The footage of the attack, shared by news agency ANI, was obtained from CCTV footage of the prison. The prisoner is seen attacking the police personnel from behind with full brute. Following the assault, both the cops were laid unconscious.