Late night drama at YCM hospital

Published: Jan 24, 2011, 08:39 IST | Alifiya Khan and Parth Satam |

Man hits wife on head with wooden log, takes her to hospital, tries to flee after she is declared dead on arrival but is caught by the police

Man hits wife on head with wooden log, takes her to hospital, tries to flee after she is declared dead on arrival but is caught by the police

It was high drama that unfolded over a period of two hours at Pimpri's YCM hospital. A man, who had allegedly murdered his wife by hitting her on the head with a wooden log, tried to flee the hospital premises.

Hit-and-run: 24-year-old Ashok Laxman Bhagyawant broke the glass windows and injured himself when he tried to flee after the police restrained him.
Pic/Atul Marwadi

When restrained by the police, he hit his head on the glass windows breaking it and injured himself and also tried to hurt the hospital staffers.

The man identified as Ashok Laxman Bhagyawant (24), resident of Shriram Colony in Haveli district's Rupi Nagar, hit his wife Ashwini with a wooden log on her head at their residence.

According to Dehu Road police who later took over the investigations, the man did so in a fit of rage as he suspected her of having an illicit affair.

"She started bleeding profusely and fell down. He got scared and realised what he had done. So he put her in a vehicle and brought her to the hospital along with his mother. On getting here when we checked her and declared her dead," said a senior doctor on duty.

As soon as she was declared dead, the mother-in-law disappeared from the hospital and the accused also tried to flee.

But, the police and the security at hospital restrained him. When he was taken into a cubicle by police for taking basic details of case, he ran towards the glass windows and broke it with his head and got seriously injured.

He was once again taken into the doctor's casualty room and treated but the next time he was tied down to the hospital bed with a rope. Around 12:00 am, his mother also returned to the hospital.

Dehu Road police, who were investigating the case, added that the accused Ashok had about 39 cases of dacoity, theft and even a few sex-related offences registered against him.

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