Bengaluru, Aug 16: An under treatment prisoner who was brought at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS) here on Sunday snatched a rifle from a police man and started firing indiscriminately inside the hospital premises.
The prisoner identified as Vishwa was brought to NIMHANS for psychiatric evaluation. He snatched the gun from a cop and holed himself up in one of the rooms and fired indiscriminately. No casualties were reported.
After almost an hour of struggle, cops managed to neutralise the prisoner by shooting him. The police say that the prisoner had fired 29 rounds indiscriminately.
He was brought to NIMHANS at around 3.30 pm this evening. On arrival he snatched the gun from one of the police personnel and opened fire.
The hospital staff informed the police control room following which additional security was deployed.
After ensuring that the rest of the patients were secured, the police managed to overpower the undertrial and shot him dead.
The prisoner was later taken to the doctors who confirmed his death. He succumbed to the bullet injury on his chest, doctors told.
NIMHANS Firing (Bengaluru): Police opened fire at the prisoner, after which he was brought to hospital where he was declared dead.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the firing. But, there is yet no clarity as to why the undertrial resorted to firing.