The Madhya Pradesh police on Friday arrested a man wanted in a hit-and-run case from Rajasthan a day after his anticipatory bail was rejected by a local court in Neemuch, police said.
Vipul Ajmera, 30, who had allegedly crushed to death a couple and injured three of their children was absconding from a hospital in Rajasthan’s Udaipur since Wednesday, was arrested from Bhilwara, said KL Daima, the investigating officer from Baghana police station.
Ajmera was arrested from Bhilwara and later produced in the court of judicial magistrate first class in Neemuch from where he was sent to 10-day judicial custody, he said.
A special court in Neemuch had rejected his application for anticipatory bail on Thursday.
Ajmera was allowed to receive treatment at a hospital in Udaipur. He had jumped off a railway overbridge in Neemuch after crushing two daily wage earners to death and injuring three of their children under his Wagon-R car on May 17.
He was drunk at the time of the mishap and all the five were sleeping on the pavement, police said. Babulal Gudaliyaand, 40, his wife Shantibai, 35, died while their children, Pooja, 10, Tufan, 8, and Ranu, 6, were seriously injured.
A case was registered at the Baghana police station in Neemuch under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC. On June 16, investigating officer Daima visited the hospital in Udaipur to arrest Ajmera, but the latter was found absconding since June 12.
When questioned regarding this, Daima had said, “The accused had sustained injuries and fractured his leg. He needed immediate medical treatment and that is why we allowed him to be admitted to a private hospital.”
Prosecution lawyer Manish Joshi said Ajmera’s lawyer had filed an application before the district and sessions court for an anticipatory bail for his client. The district and sessions court had transferred the matter to the special court and on Thursday, which rejected his plea.
After the court rejected Ajmera’s plea, the Baghana police acting on Neemuch district superintendent of police Tarun Nayak’s orders included Section 308 (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) in the FIR.
Ajmera was earlier booked under Section 304 (causing death by rash or negligent act) of IPC, police said.
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