MUMBAI: A 52-year-old head constable, attached to Mumbai police’s Protection Branch, died of Covid-19 early on Sunday at a Navi Mumbai hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on April 23 for treatment. This is the second death of a policeman in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus.
The city police on Sunday noon tweeted that it regret to inform the sad demise of head constable. He had been fighting Coronavirus for the past few days. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones, the tweet said. The deceased resided in Kamothe, Navi Mumbai. He was admitted to the MGM hospital after the test result came positive. “He was undergoing treatment and died at around 4.40am on Sunday,” said a police source.
52-year-old Mumbai Police head constable dies of #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak https://t.co/QhDAARddjc— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1587882821000
Even during the lockdown, the head constable used to attend his office every day. He would travel more than 30km in bus from his Navi Mumbai home to his Ballard Pear office. On Saturday, a 57-year-old constable had become the first city police personnel to die of the novel coronavirus. The deceased cop is survived by his wife and three children.
Mumbai Police regrets to inform about the untimely demise of Head Constable Chandrakant Ganapat Pendurkar (57) from… https://t.co/PmHHowyzJv— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) 1587833303000
In Saturday’s first death, the constable was posted at the Vakola police station in Santacruz East. Sources in the police department said his home at Worli was close to the containment zone and he was suspected to have contracted the virus there. As on Saturday, 96 personnel in the Maharashtra Police force tested positive. Of the 96 state policemen, including 15 officers, who have tested positive so far, seven have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.
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