A vicious criminal who was also a Covid positive patient ran from hospital in Lakhimpur.
Recently, he was undergoing medical treatment in the hospital after being tested positive for Covid-19.
The criminal was suspected drug smuggler and robber
Reportedly, the criminal has been identified as Gerjai Boruah of Dhakuakhana.
He is a suspected drug smuggler and a dreaded robber who was arrested in September last year.
Previously, while he was allegedly trying to escape he was shot. He suffered a bullet injury during the police encounter.
As per reports, Geiraj, had earlier completed a 8 years jail term. He was involved in several theft and robbery cases, however, he came out of jail in 2020.
But soon after his release, he allegedly resumed his illegal activities in the area.
He was lodged in a Covid ward with no handcuffs
Sources from the hospital claimed that though he was under police surveillance but was not properly handcuffed.
He was lodged in a Covid19 ward of the hospital according to the hospital authority.
“There was a huge rush in the Covid ward due to the rise of Covid19 cases in the area. We suspect that taking advantage of the rush, he managed to flee,” said hospital authorities.