The couple in their good days

The COVID-19 scenario in Assam Lakhimpur has taken a sensational turn on Tuesday as a murdered person was tested positive of the virus.

The incident took place in Garehaga, on the outskirts of North Lakhimpur when Ramen Baruah (35), a policeman was tested COVID-19 following his murdered allegedly by his wife on Monday night.

The cop was attacked by his wife Minu Das, in their village in Korson-Nowsaliya in Garehaga under North Lakhimpur Police Station in the evening following some domestic issues.

A severely injured Ramesn Baruah was rushed to North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital and later shifted to Assam Medical College Hospital Dibrugarh where he breathed his last in the early hours on Tuesday.

The swab test conducted on his body tested COVID-19 positive.

The North Lakhimpur Police later on Tuesday arrested one Minu Das, who also works in North Lakhimpur Police Reserve, following the complaints by the deceased’s parents.

Speaking to the media, the father of the deceased said the couple was always indulges in brawls and the wife always prevailed over his son.

“She always used to quarrel and physically abuse him, but my son was always submissive,” said his father.

One neighbour also attributed to the tragedy to the prevailing immoral activities like illicit liquour sale in the village to the murder.

“The licit liquour sold in Korson village has been ruining many families here by the concerned authorities have not taken any measures to check them,” complained the neighbour.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com