Man under home quarantine runs nude, bites old woman to death in TN

After being in quarantine for the last couple of days, on Saturday, the man started behaving wild and attacked his family members

Police claimed that he was mentally disturbed after being in home quarantine for last few days

A young man under home quarantine for coronavirus on Saturday (March 28) ran out of his house nude and fatally bit a 90-year old woman in his neighbourhood in Theni, Tamil Nadu.

Hearing the old woman’s wail, people in the village overpowered and handed the man, over to the police.

According to police, the native of Bodi and textile trader recently went to Sri Lanka for business purposes and upon his return was diagnosed with COVID-19 after he showed symptoms.

“He was having dry cough and other COVID-19 related symptoms. Fearing that he could be a potential carrier and would spread the virus, neighbours took him to a nearby hospital, where doctors confirmed and advised him home quarantine for 14 days,” police said.

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After being in quarantine for the last couple of days, on Saturday, he started behaving wild and attacked his family members.

Unable to control him, family members moved away and alerted the locals.

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But, by then, he had come out of his home nude and caught hold of the elderly woman sitting on the street and bit her throat.

The woman with injuries in her neck was taken to a government hospital but died without responding to treatment.

The deceased woman was identified as Natchiammal.

After being alerted, the police rushed to the spot and secured the man.

Police claimed that he was mentally disturbed after being in home quarantine for last few days and further investigation is on.

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