File image of Bethany Hospital

In a bizarre incident, a patient admitted to Bethany Hospital in Shillong, committed suicide early Tuesday morning.

The 26-year-old patient, who was admitted last week, jumped from the window of his ward in the hospital, sources said.

He is a resident of Mawkyrwat in South West Khasi hills district.

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According to information, he died on the spot.

However, it was not known as to why the patient committed suicide.

The incident of suicide was reported after a senior health professional of the hospital tested COVID-19 positive on Monday.

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The hospital was sealed by the authorities, and has been converted into a quarantine centre.

The East Khasi Hills district administration also clamped curfew for 48 hours across Shillong and adjoining areas from Tuesday morning.

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