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COVID-positive prisoner escapes from hospital in Assam's Karbi Anglong district

The prisoner was admitted to the COVID ward of the hospital on Thursday afternoon after he tested positive.

Published: 26th June 2021 09:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2021 09:54 AM   |  A+A-

Diphu Medical College and Hospital

Diphu Medical College and Hospital in Assam. (Photo| Special Arrangement)

By PTI

DIPHU: A prisoner, undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the Diphu Medical College and Hospital in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, escaped, police said on Saturday. The prisoner was admitted to the COVID ward of the hospital on Thursday afternoon after he tested positive, they said.

He escaped from the hospital on Friday night, they added. He was arrested on June 12 from Matipung in the Diphu police station area after huge quantities of drugs were seized from him. He was in judicial custody.

A massive hunt was launched by the police to nab the prisoner.



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