Jewellery of deceased Covid patient stolen, case booked in Hyderabad


Hyderabad: The Banjara Hills police booked a case of theft against some unknown persons working at a private hospital in Banjara Hills after gold jewellery of a woman who died due to Covid-19 was allegedly stolen a few days ago.

According to the police, a 75 year-old woman, a resident of King Koti was admitted to the hospital on July 22 following symptoms of Covid-19 and died three days later while undergoing treatment. The body was later shifted from the hospital to the crematorium for final rites.

The family members of the woman approached the police on Sunday and made a complaint stating that costly ornaments were stolen. “The family members told us the woman was wearing a diamond studded ring and jewellery on her when she was brought to the hospital. However, after she died the hospital authorities did not return the ornaments and denied the woman was wearing anything,” said S Kalinga Rao, SHO Banjara Hills.

Following a complaint from the woman’s son, the police booked a case and took up the investigation.

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