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Karwar: FIR against hosp authorities if COVID positive bike theft accused escapes again

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Karwar, 02 July 2020 [Fik/News Sources]:  Superintendent of Police Shivaprakash Devaraju has said that an FIR will be lodged against the hospital chief and the staff on duty if the theft accused youth manages to flee the COVID hospital again.

It may be recalled that a youth facing bike theft charges was arrested in Sirsi and lodged in sub jail recently. He was tested positive for COVID-19 after he developed symptoms and was hence forwarded to the COVID hospital.

From here, he managed to escape twice- once on Monday and then again on Tuesday.

Speaking about the same, the SP has said that hospital authorities and staff will be made responsible if the accused manages to run away again.

"The police cannot be deputed on duty inside the COVID ward," he said adding that ten cops have been deputed on duty around the COVID hospital. One help and one doctor must be deputed in the separate ward, where the accused is admitted.

On Monday, when the accused was brought to the hospital, he managed to break open the window and escape with two mobile phones.

He was later nabbed by the police from Kadra. However, he managed to run away from te hospital again on Tuesday and the matter came to light on Wednesday morning. He was then nabbed near Shiravada.

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