Theni (TN), Mar 28 (PTI) A young man under home quarantine for coronavirus after return from Sri Lanka suddenly ran out of his house nude and fatally bit a 80-year old woman in his neighbourhood in a village near here, police said on Saturday
The woman with injuries in her neck was hospitalised late Friday after the incident but died on Saturday without responding to treatment, they said
The man, a resident of Jakkamanayakanpatti and engaged in seasonal business in clothing, was overpowered and handed over to police, who arrested him and investigations were on
He had recently returned from Sri Lanka and directed to remain under quarantine by health authorities as per the protocol for foreign returnees to check coronavirus spread
He came out of his house on Friday evening and all of a sudden, denuded himself and began running through the street
Shocked family members -including his father gave a chase even as he caught hold of Nachiyammal, seated on her houses front yard and bit hard her neck
The mans kin overpowered him and admitted the woman to nearby Bodi Government Hospital where doctors on Saturday said she succumbed to her injuries, not responding to treatment
Health authorities were unavailable for comments immediately.