Vishnu escaped through the fire exit of the hospital along with a private security personnel.

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news Crime Friday, September 29, 2017 - 19:04

The grandson of a former MP and liquor baron DK Adikesavalu escaped from police custody on Friday. Vishnu was involved in an accident, where 6 people, including a minor, were injured. An inquiry has been ordered as he had escaped while under police custody.  

The CCTV footage from the Mallya Hospital, where he was admitted, shows Vishnu walking out through the fire exit of the hospital, along with a private security personnel. Senior police officers said apart from booking a case against Vishnu for escaping police custody, an inquiry has been ordered against police personnel deployed at the hospital.

Vishnu, a businessman, was booked for rash and negligent after the car he was travelling in on Thursday toppled after hitting another car, injuring bystanders.

“The impact of the accident was so severe that the Omni turned upside down and six people including three children inside had to be pulled out and rushed to a nearby hospital by onlookers. However, the condition of all the six is said to be out of danger,” an investigator told Bangalore Mirror.  

During the search of the car, police also found 300 grams of marijuana and case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, was booked against him.  

Following the accident on Thursday, Vishnu was admitted in Mallya Hospital and he was under police custody. However, questions are being raised as to why he was admitted in a hospital, where his family owned a stake.

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