AGARTALA: The Tripura Police have registered an FIR against M.K. Singh, acting vice-chancellor of the Tripura University (a central varsity), for violating the COVID-19 protocol, according to officials on Sunday.
The FIR was filed by Kashinath Jena, a senior professor of the varsity, at the Amtali police station in western Tripura.
In the complaint, Jena said Singh's son tested COVID-19 positive last week after his return to Tripura from a south Indian state, but the acting VC hid the fact and attended the varsity and met many teachers, students, officials and employees.
"Singh didn't even use face masks," a police official said.
Meanwhile, Tripura's COVID-19 death toll increased to five after a 72-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man, a cancer patient, died at the government-run Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital on Saturday.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb stated this in a tweet.
Of the 2,668 COVID-19 cases in Tripura, 1,735 people have recovered, five died and 14 migrated to other States. Also, majority of the 285 BSF personnel and their family members, who tested COVID-19 positive, have recovered. (IANS)