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Delhi: COVID-19 positive journalist kills self by jumping off AIIMS building


New Delhi, July 06: A 37-year-old journalist undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the AIIMS Trauma Centre died after allegedly jumping off the fourth floor of the hospital building on Monday afternoon, police said.

The journalist worked with a Hindi daily and was a resident of northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura, they said.

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The incident took place at around 2 pm and the man was rushed to the hospital's ICU where doctors tried to revive him, a doctor said on condition of anonymity.

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    According to Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest), the journalist was admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Trauma Centre on June 24 after testing positive for the virus.

    "He was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre on June 24 and was apparently shifted to a High Dependency unit at the hospital. He was admitted on the first floor," a source at AIIMS said.

    He had undergone a surgery for brain tumour recently, the doctor said.

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