COVID-19 patient from Assam allegedly commits suicide in Maharashtra

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Published: April 11,2020 04:26 PM
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April 11, 2020: A 30-year-old migrant worker from Assam, who had tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and was undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Akola city of Maharashtra.

April 11, 2020: A 30-year-old migrant worker from Assam, who had tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and was undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Akola city of Maharashtra, died after allegedly slitting his throat early on Saturday, officials said.



The victim, a migrant labourer has been identified as Jehrul Islam of Pub Singimari from Nagaon's Rupohi region in Assam.



According to sources, the deceased was a native of Assam and had come to Akola with other Tablighi Jamaat members after attending the Merkaz event in Nizamuddin, New Delhi between March 6 and 8.



Sources said after developing symptoms of COVID-19, he himself approached the hospital and got admitted.



Reportedly, he was admitted to the isolation ward of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here on April 7. He had tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, a senior official of the GMCH said.



"The man allegedly slit his own throat at around 5 am and was found on the bathroom floor by the hospital staff," the official said, adding that the victim succumbed to his injuries while undergoing surgery.



Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of accidental death.



So far, 13 persons have tested coronavirus positive in Akola district with six from Akola city, officials said.