Baripada: Taking advantage of lapse security measures, a man allegedly decamped with a police patrolling motorcycle from a hospital where he was taken for a medical check-up in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday night.
The accused, identified as Sanjeev Jena of Manoharpur under Datun police limits in West Medinipur district of West Bengal, was arrested in connection with the road mishap yesterday.
As per reports, Sanjeev had accidentally hit a woman with his bike near Kujidihi area last night. On getting information, Officer-in-charge of Suliapada police station directed ASI Satyanarayan Barik and havildar Dipenshu Das to visit the spot on PCR bike bearing registration number OD05AG-3843 for probe.
ASI and Havildar immediately rushed the injured woman to Baripada district headquarters hospital and apprehended the accused and seized his bike from the spot.
Later, the ASI and havildar took the accused to Kostha Community Health Centre (CHC) for a medical check-up, which is a routine procedure adopted by police before producing accused in court. However, the accused somehow fled from the CHC with the patrolling bike, leaving behind his own motorcycle, sources said.
The entire matter came to light only after the patrolling bike was recovered from a forest near Udala College today.
Two cases have been registered against the accused in this regard at Suliapada police station. While the police bike was recovered from Udala police station area today morning, the accused is still at large.
Meanwhile, Mayurbhanj superintendent of police (SP) has placed the ASI and havildar under suspension for dereliction of duty.