Pune: Santosh Mane, the state transport driver killed eight persons and injured at least 28 others by his maniacal driving on city roads early this week, has been admitted to Regional Mental Hospital at Yerwada near Pune.
Police said that medical officer from government-run Sasoon hospital had recommended that Mane be kept under observation at the Mental Hospital for four days.
He was taken to Yerwada hospital on Saturday, after police applied to Judicial Magistrate for suspension of his police custody, and got the permission.
Mane, a regular driver with Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, took out an empty parked bus from Swargate Depot here on the morning of January 25, and drove it crazily down the city roads for nearly an hour, before police stopped him.
On the way, he mowed down several vehicles. After the arrest, he told the police he did not know why he did it. His family members said he was suffering from depression.
"We will observe Mane's behaviour and conduct a mental status examination," said Yerwada Mental Hospital Superintendent, Vilas Bhailume.