THANE: A 43-year-old COVID-19 patient on Sunday committed suicide by jumping off the fifth floor of a COVID care facility in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said.
The deceased, a resident of Dombivali township, was admitted to the Amantra corona care center, located between Kalyan and Bhiwandi, on July 17, a Bhiwandi police station official said.
"The patient had picked up a quarrel with ward boys and locked himself inside a room this morning. He was late taken to a doctor for a check-up and brought back to the room," he said.
The patient flung his mobile phone out of the window of the room around 4:30 pm and jumped from the fifth floor, the official said.
The cause behind the extreme step cannot be known immediately known, he added.