A female domestic helper who was allegedly involved in killing her landlord in the Sachal area of the city has escaped from the police custody.
The woman was arrested under murder charges after she allegedly intentionally gave an overdose of medicine to her female landlord, which led to the latter’s death. The woman was allegedly part of a gang involved in looting households in the guise of domestic helpers.
It emerged that the police on Tuesday took her to Malir court for getting a remand and on return took her to a hospital for a COVID-19 test. On the way back from the hospital to the prison, the woman jumped off from the police van near MA Jinnah Road and ran away.
According to police, two assistant sub-inspectors and a female constable were suspended over negligence. A case has also been registered at the Arambagh police station as police search for the absconding woman.