Tarun Sisodia was a 37-year-old journalist and was a resident of north-east Delhi’s Bhajanpura. He was married and lived with his wife and two daughters.
He was working with a Hindi daily as a senior journalist.
Tarun Sisodia was tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Delhi.
According to the report, on 6th July, Monday afternoon, he killed himself by jumping off the fourth floor of the hospital after breaking the windowpane of the floor.
Later, he was rushed to the intensive care unit (ICU) but died due to injuries.
The death of Tarun Sisodia, had sparked controversy after his last WhatsApp group chat is being circulated on social media platforms.
It is said that, Tarun had flagged a complaint against the hospital for negligence during his treatment to the ministry of health.
Soon after this, the hospital took his phone and shifted him to the ICU ward to prevent him from further complaint.
Ministry of Health are investigating the matter and had demanded a detailed report from the hospital.
AIIMS released a statement saying “he was having bouts of disorientation for which he was also treated by a neurologist and psychiatrist and put on medication.”
Tarun colleague, journalist Mausami Singh posted the screenshot of his text and wrote, “AIIMS statement on Tarun Sisodia’s death and his WhatsApp message in a group a few days ago that he could be murdered #JusticeForTarunSisodia. Truth needs to be investigated.”
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