COVID-19 patient found hanging in Pune hospital, probe on

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A 44-year-old COVID-19 patient wason Sunday morning found hanging in a hospital in TalegaonDabhade in Pune, police said.

The man was admitted in the ICU section of thehospital on May 1 and was found dead in a storeroom attachedto it, an official said.

“The staff at the hospital had handed him a toiletpan, pulled curtains around his bed and waited outside. He gotup, went to the storeroom and locked it from inside. He wasfound hanging from a pipe with a telephone wire in thestoreroom after the staff mounted a search for him when he wasnot seen for a while,” Senior Inspector Bhaskar Jadhav ofTalegaon Dabhade police station said.

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He may have committed suicide, though further probe inthe incident was underway, Jadhav added.

He said doctors have told police the deceased hadspoken to his brother at length the previous night.

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