INDORE: A 25-year-old murder accused under trial Ram Dayal under treatment for brain tumour like problems at MY Hospital here was shot dead from point blank range on his head by masked assassin attired as a doctor early on Monday morning.

Admitted at Bed No 17 of Suergical Ward No 17 on the premier government hospital's third floor in the custody of a central jail guard since July 16, Ram Dayal (resident of Handia in Harda dustrict of MP) was rushed to the Surgical ICU. But he couldn't be saved owing to being shot in the head by the assassin who fled from the scene immediately after the killing, superintendent of police (SP Indore East) OP Tripathi said.

Surprisingly, the incident which happened at around 4.30 am was informed to police around 2 hours later at 6.30 am, despite a police outpost present in hospital premises only.

"We are scanning CCTV grabs from the hospital as well as talking to other patients admitted at the ward where the killing took place," Tripathi added.

Ram Dayal, 25, was accused in a murder case and was lodged at Kannod jail in neighbouring Dewas district, before being shifted to Indore Central Jail recently for treatment at the MY Hospital.

The sensational film style killing at the biggest government hospital of MP has exposed the state of security at the hospital.

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MY Hospital murder case: Plotter surrenders before police

A 32-year-old history-sheeter carrying reward of Rs 10,000 for allegedly hiring a shooter to murder an undertrial prisoner in a hospital here last week surrendered before police today.

"Chintu Thakur who has been absconding for over a week today turned himself in before Sanyogitagunj police station, following which he is being thoroughly investigated," ASP Ramji Srivastav told PTI.

Police said that Chintu had allegedly sent a shooter, Ritesh to the Maharaja Yashwantrao (MY) Hospital on July 21 to murder one Jitendra alias 'JD', also an undertrial prisoner.

However, 'JD' survived as his bed at the ward in the hospital was changed at the last moment with the deceased Ramdayal (36).

In a case of mistaken identity, Ritesh, disguised as a doctor, allegedly shot Ramdayal dead. The shooting in the hospital had sent shock-waves.

The deceased Ramdayal had been shifted to MY Hospital for treatment from Kannod jail in neighbouring Dewas district. He was being tried for murder, the ASP said.

According to the officer, 'JD' was allegedly involved in the murder of Chintu's brother Pintu in 2013.

"Chintu had allegedly hatched the conspiracy to eliminate JD to avenge the killing of his brother," Srivastav said.

Police had already arrested three persons in connection with the plot to kill 'JD'.

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