A retired Army captain, believed to be mentally ill, Tuesday allegedly bludgeoned six people to death with a rod in a killing spree here that lasted about two hours.
Palwal's Superintendent of Police Sulochana Gajraj said Naresh was around 40 to 45-years-old and "appeared to be mentally weak", a report in India Today said.
A resident of Macchgar near Ballabhgarh, Dhankad, after retiring from the Army on voluntary grounds, was working with the Agriculture Department as a CDO, a police spokesperson said.
In CCTV footage released by the police, the man, wearing a blue sweater and white pants, is seen entering what looks like a hospital corridor.
Palwal:Haryana on Tuesday woke up to a chilling series of murders in which six people were brutally killed at separate locations across Palwal. The police have also issued a high alert in the area. Dressed in a blue sweater and white pants, he is seen moving through what looks like a hospital corridor.
Three watchmen were among those who died in the attacks. The video, recorded a little after 2:30 in the morning, shows him holding a rod and looking around.
The crimes took place within 100 metres from a police station and were captured on a CCTV camera which led to his arrest, IANS reported. The murders were committed from 2 am and 4 am.
The accused also injured two policemen from a team that tried to arrest him. He was first taken to the Civil Hospital in the district and later referred to a hospital in Faridabad. He has now been shifted to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital as his condition worsened.