In the month-old Neemuch hit-and-run case that claimed two lives and injured three kids, accused Vipul Ajmera, 30, slipped from police clutches from the private hospital, where he was undergoing physiotherapy.
Earlier, on May 17 night, Ajmera under influence of alcohol ran over and killed a labourer couple - Babulal Gudaliyaand (40), his wife Shantibai (35) with his Wagon-R car (RJ-27CD-4781).
Three kids, Pooja, 10, Tufan, 8, and Ranu, 6, were seriously injured. At the time of accident, all five persons were sleeping on pavement.
Ajmera also sustained injuries while jumping off a railway overbridge in an attempt to escape from the spot and later he referred his medical case to Udaipur-base private hospital.
A case was registered in this regard at the Badhana police station under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
With Ajmera still out of police reach for a month, it raised several questions on local police investigation and motives.
Accused roamed free on the pretext of undergoing medical treatment till June 12 and when investigation officer from Baghana police sub-inspector KL Daima went to the hospital to ascertain his condition and to arrest him, he absconded from the hospital.
When contacted to the investigation officer Daima in the matter, the cop said he absconded from the hospital and is still out of police reach.
Asked on which ground he was allowed to admit himself to the private hospital and undergo physiotherapy although he was booked under serious offence, Daima said, "He also sustained injuries and fractures and needed medical treatment and that is why we allowed him to admit at the private hospital, but he absconded from there."
Meanwhile, Neemuch superintendent of police Tarun Naik, said Ajmera will be arrested soon as he called all the case records and case diary.
Meanwhile, sources informed that Ajmera had applied for interim bail in the local court.