Addl. SP dies of COVID just before retirement

 Hyderabad: A senior police officer in Telangana died of COVID-19 here on Wednesday, just days before his retirement from service.

Additional Superintendent of Police of Jagtial district, K Dakshina Murthy (58), contracted coronavirus and was admitted to a private hospital here a week ago, police said.

He died of a heart attack at about 5.30 am, while undergoing treatment for the viral infection, they said.

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The 1989 batch officer hails from Karimnagar and was due to retire by the end of this month. He is survived by wife, son and two daughters.

“Dakshina Murthy was a dedicated police officer. Unfortunately, we lost him,” Karimnagar Police Commissioner, V B Kamalasan Reddy told 

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