Cloud of mystery over death of woman in Dimapur paid quarantine hotel
Dimapur, July 24 (EMN): Two days after the death of a 32-year-old woman in a paid quarantine facility in Dimapur, a cloak of mystery continues to surround the incident as questions remain unanswered.
The woman had arrived from Guwahati, Assam.
A reliable source from the Health department informed Eastern Mirror that the woman’s TrueNat test had returned positive for Covid-19. Till date, her confirmatory RT-PCR results are awaited.
The source said that the woman, while being screened at the Agri Expo site in Dimapur, did not mention any ailment or that she was two months pregnant, as reported by a local newspaper.
“She started vomiting upon arrival at the paid quarantine hotel, and late at night, called the manager to complain of some complications,” informed the source, adding that a rapid response team was dispatched to the hotel.
“Upon arrival of the team, there was no response from her; so the room door had to be broken. She was found dead,” said the Health official and added that she might have died due to asphyxiation as there was frothing in the mouth. However, this is not confirmed, reiterated the source.
According to the Health official, her death was instant and ‘Covid cannot cause that’.
A police official also informed this newspaper that the deceased had arrived by train to Dimapur on the night of July 21 for official work as she was working for the Textile department in Nagaland.
“Her husband arrived the same day of her death and took the body back to Guwahati,” informed the source adding that the husband had refused post mortem to be conducted on her body.
The police source further informed that no further investigation could be conducted as most officials assigned for the case were under quarantine after four positive cases were reported at the West police station.