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Chandigarh: Man found dead at home, tested Covid positive

As the body was tested positive, the doctors decided not to conduct the postmortem examination of the body. The victim was a government employee with Haryana Irrigation Department.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
January 22, 2022 6:04:13 am
Covid-19, covid death, Chandigarh news, Chandigarh, Indian express, Indian express news, Punjab newsPolice have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. (Representational)

A 54-YEAR-old COVID-19 positive man was found dead at his house in Sector 43 Friday. The positive status of the victim came to light when doctors examined the body at GMSH-16.

As the body was tested positive, the doctors decided not to conduct the postmortem examination of the body. The victim was a government employee with Haryana Irrigation Department. Sources said he was an alcoholic. Police said when he did not respond, his wife called her neighbours and local police. A PCR vehicle rushed him to GMSH-16 where doctors declared him brought dead. His body was tested for COVID-19 and the report came positive.

A source said, “Doctors expressed the apprehension of the victim’s COVID-19 positive status immediately after seeing the body in the emergency ward. Later, a test confirmed the apprehension. As per the rule, the postmortem will not be held.”

Police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

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