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Tripura: 15 psychiatric patients escape hospital evading security, 6 still untraced

Six out of 15 patients of Modern Psychiatric Hospital, located at Narasingarh near Agartala Airport, Tripura who fled the hospital evading the high-security cover, have still been untraced.

Nine of them have returned to the hospital, Tripura. All the patients had escaped the hospital in the wee hours of August 9th, 2020.

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Police have registered a missing dairy and continuing its effort to trace the missing patients.

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All the 15 patients reportedly broke window grills of the lavatory and slipped out with impunity. Later, the hospital authority informed the matter to the police. After a daylong search, police traced out seven inmates nearby areas and handed over them to the hospital authority.

The incident raised questions of security management in the hospital.

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