Cop succumbs to COVID-19 in Maha; 5th death in police force

Mumbai: A 58-year-old assistant sub-inspector of police has died of coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, an official said on Thursday.

With this, five police personnel from the state have so far succumbed to the viral infection.

The assistant sub-inspector, posted at Solapur MIDC police station, was admitted to the civil hospital there on Tuesday after he tested positive for coronavirus.

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He died while undergoing treatment at the hospital on Wednesday, the official said.

The victim, who was set to retire after four months, was on duty till last week, he said.

Maharashtra Police expressed grief over the personnel’s demise.

“DGP and all ranks of Maharashtra Police offer their condolences to the bereaved family, the state police said in a tweet.

Last month, three personnel of Mumbai Police and one of Pune Police died of COVID-19.

So far, 456 police personnel, including 42 officers, have tested positive for coronavirus in the state.

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