In a bizarre incident, a thief who stole 1700 vials of the Coronavirus Vaccine from a PPC Centre in Haryana returned them with a sorry note written in Hindi, saying “I did not know it was Covid-19 Vaccine”.
The theft took place earlier today at the Jind Civil Hospital in Haryana. As many as 1270 doses of Covishield and 440 doses of Covaxin were stolen.
The theft had been caught on CCTV’s and was reported to officials. Doctors from the Hospital said that despite the theft, there was no shortage of the vaccine.
But in a change of events, around noon today, the thief returned the stolen Covid-19 vaccines along with a sorry note that said he wasn’t aware of the contents of the bag while whisking it away from the hospital.
The unknown accused left around 182 vials of Covishield Vaccine and 440 dosages of Covaxin at a Tea Stall outside the Civil Lines Police Station, saying that he was running errands and delivering food to the police.
However, this isn’t exactly the positive change of heart that it seems like on the surface. As per the Haryana Police, the thief picked up the Coronavirus vaccines assuming them to be vials of the anti-viral injection Remdesivir, to later sell in the black market.
Certain clues about the identity of the thief have become ascertained from the incident. A case has been registered against the unknown person under IPC 457 and 380.