Lifer escapes from hospital

A murder convict serving life imprisonment escaped from a local hospital where he was admitted for jaundice treatment, police said on Saturday.

Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Faridkot (Punjab): A murder convict serving
life imprisonment escaped from a local hospital where he was
admitted for jaundice treatment, police said on Saturday.

Gurjinder Singh was admitted to the hospital on Thursday
after he was detected suffering from jaundice. He escaped from
there on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, they
said.

Following the incident, four jail guards who were deputed
to keep a watch on the convict were suspended, police said,
adding that while fleeing, Gurjinder also snatched a mobile
phone from one of them.

Gurjinder was held guilty in May this year in a murder
case and was awarded life imprisonment.

PTI