COVID-infected Railways employee ends life in Odisha

Rayagada: A COVID-infected Railways employee allegedly died by suicide at Railway Colony in Odisha’s Rayagada town, yesterday.

It is being suspected that he took the extreme step after losing his mental balance. The Government Railway Police (GRP) has recovered the body as per COVID protocol while further investigation was underway.

According to reports, he complained of fever a week ago and was diagnosed with malaria after blood test. As his condition didn’t improve, he underwent COVID-19 test at the Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital and tested positive for the virus on April 17.

As advised by doctors, he was under home isolation at his government quarters. However, his body was found hanging inside the house on Sunday morning.

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