Kolkata:A prisoner undergoing trail in a case of honour killing has gone missing from a mental hospital here, prompting authorities to launch a search to trace him, police said today.
Mehtab Alam Molla who decapitated his younger sister with a sword in 2012 went missing from the Pavlov Hospital in the Topsia Police Station area yesterday, they said.
“The accused has been missing from the hospital since yesterday morning. He went to the toilet and after which he was not seen in the hospital. We have alerted police stations in the surrounding areas. Efforts are being made to trace him,” a senior officer said.
Molla, a garment trader who had taken the severed head to the police station where he surrendered was admitted at Pavlov hospital this March.
He had decapitated his 24-year-old sister Nilofer Bibi, a mother of two, after discovering that she was staying with a rickshaw-puller following her eloping with him.
Local people had looked horrified as Alam walked down the road at Ayubnagar with the severed head in his hand, before surrendering in the Nadial police station.