Staff Reporter

A 31-year-old man is at large after he escaped from the quarantine centre at Panbari Primary School at Tading, Samtse on April 3.

Sources said he escaped from the quarantine centre between 1am and 3am in the morning of April 3. It had rained and there was no power when the man escaped from the facility.

The man is from Tobchenthang village of Tading and was quarantined since March 31. Although officials are tightlipped, Kuensel found out that  the man was brought in to the quarantine centre  from a point of entry at Simana Dara, a small village that borders with Indian town of Totapara.

The man has a history of travelling to Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong in India about two months ago.

After returning, he had stayed at Totapara. He was working at a mining company for two months.

It has also been learnt that the escapee is a drug abuser and had been in police custodies several times before.