Video: 6 killed in two hours in Haryana's Palwal, accused held

The killer, reported to be an ex-army soldier, was arrested in an injured state by the police. Photograph:( ANI )

Palwal, Haryana, India Jan 02, 2018, 06.36 AM (IST)

On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, nearly six people were found murdered within a span of two hours at separate locations in Haryana's Palwal district.

The accused has been arrested by the police.  

As media reports, the murders carried out between 2 am and 4 am, were committed using an iron rod.

The killer, reported to be an ex-army soldier, was arrested in an injured state by the police in Adarsh Colony. 

He was taken to Palwal's civil hospital for treatment but was later referred to another hospital in Faridabad.

The accused first killed a woman in a hospital. Later, he managed to sneak out and attacked five more people, including three security guards, on streets between Palwal’s Agra Road and Minar Gate areas.

A video which is doing the rounds shows a man wearing a blue sweater and a pair of white trousers entering a hospital's corridor, looking around while holding a rod in his hand. 

The exact cause of the deaths is yet to be ascertained but police are investigating and suspect the culprit to be mentally unstable.