An Indian man under home quarantine for Covid-19 after returning from neighbouring Sri Lanka suddenly ran out of his house fully naked and fatally bit an 80-year-old woman in his neighbourhood reports the PTI.
According to police, the woman who was admitted to a hospital succumbed of her wounds later. A police officer in Bodinayakkanur in Theni district said: “Manikandan had returned from Sri Lanka. He was home-quarantined. But on Friday, he ran out naked and bit the throat of an aged woman living two streets away.”
Manikandan had returned a week before to his native and was home quarantined. Police said Manikandan was taken to the government hospital and was tested for Covid-19 infection and doctors are also analysing his mental stability.
The police officer said there was no previous enmity between Manikandan’s family and that of the old woman. The police have registered a case and investigations are on.
The article originally appeared in Deccan Herald via Press Trust of India.