Surat returnee dies mysteriously at quarantine centre in Odisha

Nayagarh: A youth returned from Surat died mysteriously at a quarantine centre under Nuagaon block of Nayagarh district.

The deceased has been identified as Brajakrushna Behera, a resident of Jaypur village.

According to reports, the 31-year-old Behera was kept under quarantine at Bahadajhola locality in Nayagarh district as part of guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 after his arrival from Surat on May 13.

Though the reason behind his death is yet obscure, question has been raised over improper management of quarantine centres set up for the returnees. This is the first death of a quarantinee reported from Nayagarh district.

Several other reports related to death of returnees in quarantine centres have come to fore in a past few days from different parts of Odisha.

Recently, a Tamil Nadu returnee was found hanging from a tree on premises of a quarantine centre in Mayurbhanj district. Few days ago, a 40-year-old man who had returned from Surat died at a quarantine centre in Polasara area of Ganjam district.

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