A 60-year-old man diagnosed with COVID-19 was found hanging in a toilet in the Government Medical College Hospital at Pariyaram on Friday morning.
According to the hospital authorities, the deceased, Raveendran, was a resident of Chala in Kannur.
Raveendran, an autorickshaw driver, had taken his ailing wife to the hospital on Thursday evening. Both of them later tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and were hospitalised. On Friday, he went missing and after a search his body was found in the toilet. The police have filed a case and are investigating.
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