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THANE: A murder accused, who was shifted to a Covid care centre from custody after testing positive for novel coronavirus infection, escaped on Monday, a police official from Thane.
He was in custody since June 16 and three policemen from Khadakpada police station were guarding him at the centre, but he managed to give them the slip at around 2pm, the official said.
“He is accused of killing his live-in partner on May 30 in Kalyan’s Mohane area. Teams have been formed to nab him,” the official informed.