By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India
Operatives of the Bengaluru South Police Division have arrested a 53-year-old former air force Jawan accused of killing his wife and two children, and attacked a police escort with chilli powder while being taking to a hospital for treatment while in detention.
The suspect was also said to have escaped with handcuff from the victoria hospital premises in December 2010 while receiving medical treatment.
The suspect was identified as, Dharam Singh Yadav, native of Haryana, he lived with his wife Anu Yadav and children Kirthi, 14 and daughter Shubham, 8, in Singapura layout in Vidyaranyapura after retiring from service.
A senior officer told reporters that Dharam Singh Yadav works as a purchasing officer at a private company after working as a jawan at airforce for 20 years.
The suspect enrolled in Jeevansathi.com, a marriage website with a fake profile and got a marriage proposal.
Thinking that his wife and children were a stumbling block to his new marriage plan, he killed his wife and children and made it look like murder for gain in October 2008, after allegedly committing the crime, he filed a complaint with the police.
However, the Police during the course of investigations found his involvement and arrested him. He was remanded to judicial custody. After serving 2.2 years in prison Dharam Singh Yadav developed urinary complications and was taken to victoria hospital for treatment at Bengaluru.
While he was being escorted the suspect attacked the police with chilli powder which he had stolen from the prison kitchen and escaped with the handcuff.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that he escaped to his Ateli town in Haryana and started running a liquor shop on the liquor license of someone else.
The accused in 2012 again uploaded a fake resume on jeevansathi.com and married a woman and had two children from her.
However the Bengaluru V V Puram police who kept a tab on the suspect based on credible information, the team finally tracked him down to Assam based on technical inputs and arrested him and he was remanded to judicial custody and further investigation is on.