A pilot suffering from coronavirus has been found dead with his throat cut after ‘escaping’ from a Russian hospital.
Reports say he was ‘delirious’ from his medication.
Ruslan Valeyev reportedly climbed over a metal fence despite being ill with double pneumonia, a higher fever and having ‘difficulty breathing’.
The 28-year-old had been missing a week when his body was found in the Russain city Yekaterinburg, where he was on a training course.
The Polar Airlines pilot was found with “his throat cut and his liver pierced”, a source told E1 news.
CCTV footage is reported to show that he was injured climbing over a fence to flee the hospital.
His body was found on waste land several miles away from the hospital.
However, police “are not yet making conclusions about the causes of death,” claims the source.
The case is being handled by Russia’s Investigative Committee, equivalent to the FBI.
“He got a fever and waited two days before calling the ambulance,” said his uncle Nikolai.
“He was taken to hospital and was diagnosed with double pneumonia.
“He is a young man, not used to medication.
“Psychologists told us that most likely he developed delirium while taking medication.
“We tried to reach him on the phone but it was switched off.”
His aunt flew to the city to launch a search for him hoping he was alive, and his wife, Natalya, said he left the hospital without his passport or belongings.
He was “a very calm person and is not prone to such impulsive actions,” she said.
Before vanishing he messaged her at home to say “he felt unwell, it was cold in the hospital”.
The pilot’s widow called him back immediately and they spoke, where he complained he was not given water and had a fever.
Afterwards when she tried to call, he did not answer, so she tried calling friends and colleagues.
In April, the Covid-19 hospital said it had improved security after an 80-year-old patient walked home