AGARTALA:A 50-year-old woman COVID-19 patient allegedly committed suicide at the Tripura government-run Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday, a Minister said.
Briefing the media, Education and Law Minister and government spokesman Ratan Lal Nath said that the woman, suffering from kidney-related ailments, was admitted to the Medical College on Monday and committed suicide early on Tuesday by hanging herself in a washroom, using her scarf.
"After the death, the report of the swab sample, which was collected on Monday evening, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday," he said.
A West Tripura District administration official said that the woman's body, kept in an airtight three-layered plastic bag, was disinfected and taken to a cemetery at South Ramnagar on the outskirts of the capital and buried there in the presence of close relatives and an Imam.
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Minister Nath said that in all 29 contacts of the undertrial man, including jailors and undertrials were identified and their swab samples would be tested.
Police said that the man was arrested from Madhupur under Sepahijala district (in western Tripura) under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and lodged at the Central Jail in Bishalgarh, 30 km south of Agartala.(IANS)