Kohima: Two days after a 21-year-old returnee from Uttar Pradesh escaped from the K Badze facility quarantine in Kohima, the Nagaland police traced him on Tuesday at Chozuba under Phek district—which is around 65 km away from the quarantine centre in Kohima.
Abhijit Sinha, Principal Secretary Home, informed that the person was traced from Chozuba by the police and was screened. Sinha said that the person was earlier bound to return to Manipur but has now expressed desire to return to Uttar Pradesh and that he will sent back on Wednesday. Sinha added that since the person was found to be asymptomatic, his sample was not collected for testing.
A police source also informed EastMojo that the person was traced from Khesomi village along Chozuba-Kohima road.
As reported earlier, the Manipur bound returnee who was under quarantine in Kohima went “missing” on Sunday around 1:30 pm. The 21-year-old is a returnee from Uttar Pradesh and is supposed to be headed to Manipur but was admitted to the quarantine centre on May 24.
On spot verification, it was found that the inmate broke open the grill of the window and escaped through it. Police source also earlier said that this was the second escape made by the person from the quarantine centre. During the first escape on May 29, the person was caught by youths from a village who reported the matter to the police.