COVID-19: POCSO case accused under remand hospitalised in Kasaragod


The youth, who was arrested from Mangaluru airport on Tuesday has been shifted to the isolation ward at the Kasaragod Government Taluk Hospital.

Screengrab of the Kasaragod Government Taluk Hospital

Kasaragod: An accused in a POCSO case who is under remand has been shifted to an isolation ward after he showed symptoms of COVID-19.

The youth, who was arrested from Mangaluru airport on Tuesday has been shifted to the isolation ward at the Kasaragod Government Taluk Hospital.

After being named an accused under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the youth managed to go abroad.

However, the Mangaluru police received a tip off that the youth was returning home. Acting on the information, a police team arrested him from the Mangaluru airport. However, the police were unaware that the youth was returning from Malaysia.

After recording the arrest, the youth was presented before the Kasaragod district magistrate, who remanded him. But when the youth was taken to the sub-jail in Kasaragod, the officials learned that he had returned from Malaysia. Moreover, the youth had common cold and fever.

The jail superintendent immediately alerted the health department officials and shifted the youth to the isolation ward.

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