HAILAKANDI, July 15 - Sensation prevailed in Nischintapur village of Hailakandi district after a married woman who was under institutional quarantine committed suicide in the wee hours on Sunday.
The woman named Sarbin Taj (37) was found hanging from a noose in a bathroom at an LP School quarantine centre at around 4 am on Sunday, the district administration confirmed.
Official sources said that the woman along with her husband Abul Hussain Laskar and her son aged eight had arrived here from Bengaluru by a flight on June 28. On reaching the Inbound Passenger Facilitation Centre at Dhaleswari, their swab samples were collected and they were put under quarantine at a school at Nischintapur village Part II under Lala Police Station of the district.
Swab samples of the three-member family were sent to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. While the swab result of her husband tested negative, Sarbin and her son�s swab could not be examined because of deficiency in quantity.
Joint Director of Health Services in Hailakandi, Dr A Barman disclosed that several swab tests could not be conducted at GMCH due to deficiency in quantity. Attributing the reason, Dr Barman said the swab samples collected might have been displaced on way to Guwahati, a distance of over 350 km from Hailakandi.
Health personnel accompanied by a magistrate and police rushed to the site of the incident and they conducted a rapid antigen test after collecting the swab of the deceased woman. Dr Barman said though the swab result of the deceased woman tested negative, they had sent the swab to Silchar Medical College and Hospital for RTPCR test on Sunday.
Sources in the village informed that the woman is a resident of Bengaluru and she fell in love with Laskar and got married to him around nine years back. Sources said that the woman was not happy after arriving in the village and she wanted to stay at home but there was not enough space for �home quarantine� and they were forced to stay at the nearby school as per COVID-19 protocols. The woman was reportedly pressurised by her husband to go back to Bengaluru, but it was not possible for her to return due to the non-receipt of results of swab samples. Sources said that she was frustrated over the delay in results.