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UP policeman tests positive for Covid-19, commits suicide

The hospital staff said that he was under a lot of stress, and even had arguments with the hospital staff.

A head constable, who had tested positive for Covid-19, has allegedly killed himself by jumping out from a fifth-floor window of the Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Centre (TMU).

The incident, which happened on Sunday, was caught on CCTV where the constable, who was earlier posted at a complaint cell of Moradabad SSP office, can be seen lunging from the window before jumping out.

According to police, the constable had Covid-like symptoms last month. He was admitted to the TMU‘s corona ward on September 4 after having tested positive for Covid.

The hospital staff said that he was under a lot of stress, and even had arguments with the hospital staff.

Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhakar Chaudhary said, Prima facie it seems to be a case of suicide, but we are waiting for the autopsy report.

The policeman was a native of Badaun, but was living in Moradabad‘s Hanuman Nagar. His family lives in Subhash Nagar area of Bareilly.

Earlier, two patients, one of them a woman, had committed suicide in a similar manner after testing positive for Covid.

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