Hyderabad: Police have arrested a nurse who sedated an old couple in Hyderabad with a fake COVID vaccine jab and stole 80 grams of gold jewellery from them.
The incident took place at Lalitha Nagar under Meerpet police station limits of Rachakonda police commissionerate on Saturday, reported news agency IANS.
Within hours of the couple lodging a complaint, the accused nurse Anusha was taken into custody on Sunday.
Retired government employee K Laxman (80) and his wife Kasturi (70) registered a police complaint on Saturday night that the nurse duped them in the name of the COVID vaccine.
“Before giving the jab, she told us that we will be drowsy for some time. We don’t know what happened after that but when we woke up late in the evening, we found that we have been robbed,” Kasturi was quoted as saying by IANS.
Anusha is undergoing an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) course at a private college and used to stay as a tenant near Laxman’s house. She approached the couple offering to arrange COVID vaccine doses for them.
When the couple agreed, she came to their house at 3 pm on Saturday and administered one dose each to Laxman and Kasturi.