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Agartala | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
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.

--IANS sc/vd

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2020-06-02-23:04:35 (IANS)

 
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