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COVID-19 patient ends life by jumping off hospital building in Tripura

The man, a resident of Muhuripur village in South Tripura district, was admitted to the state-run Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital here on Friday after allegedly consuming poison, police said.

Published: 01st August 2020 04:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2020 04:05 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

AGARTALA: A 31-year-old COVID-19 patient allegedly died by suicide by jumping off the third floor of a hospital building in Tripura on Saturday, police said.

The man, a resident of Muhuripur village in South Tripura district, was admitted to the state-run Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital here on Friday after allegedly consuming poison, they said.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 during the mandatory rapid antigen test conducted before his admission to the hospital, authorities of the medical establishment said.

The man went to the third floor of the hospital building and jumped off a window early on Saturday.

He died on the spot, they said.

"Preliminary investigation suggests that the man was suffering from depression and he had twice attempted suicide earlier," officer-in-charge of G B police station, Rakesh Patoari said.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call Sneha Foundation - 04424640050 (available 24x7) or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences' helpline - 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm.)

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