Rewari: An undertrial, who was taken to a hospital at Narnaul in Haryana`s Mahendergarh district after he complained of chest pain, escaped from police custody and five cops were suspended in this connection.
Sunder Lal, facing trial in a murder case and lodged in district jail Nasibpur, escaped on Saturday, police said here on Monday.
Five policemen, including a sub-inspector, escorting the undertrial, were placed under suspension.
Lal complained of chest pain was taken to the civil hospital at Narnaul for a check up in a van, police said.
Soon after the check up, he managed to escape on a motorcycle, they said.
The escapee, a resident of Jhajjar district, was also involved in several cases in Mehendergarh district, police said.