A bizarre incident has surfaced, a 34-year-old man in Tamil Nadu’s southern district of Theni, who was on a mandatory home quarantine, a precautionary measure taken to prevent the spread of the virus, ran out of his house on Friday night and killed a 90-year-old woman by biting her throat.
As per the police, the man, a native of Bodinayakanur town in Theni district, recently returned from Sri Lanka a week ago. He was called “mentally disturbed” after being home quarantined to rule out Covid-19.
He is a textile trader, according to media sources.
On Friday, the man ran out of his home naked and bit the throat of the victim Natchiammal who was sleeping on the verandah outside her home on Baktha Seva Street.
The neighbours caught him and beat him to such an extent that he had to be escorted to a nearby hospital.
The woman was also taken to a nearby Theni Government Medical College Hospital where she succumbed on Saturday morning. A murder case has been lodged against the accused. Further investigations are on.