MUMBAI: A 28-year-old constable was the youngest to succumb to Covid-19 in Mumbai Police on September 20. Eight personnel from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Akola, Gondia, Pune (city and rural) were accounted in the Covid-19 death report on Monday, taking the state toll to 230, of whom 80 are from Mumbai.
Ghatkopar constable Mukesh Thakur was on leave for over a year after he was detected with blood cancer and was being treated at Manavta Cancer Hospital, Nashik. Thakur, who had joined the force six years back, tested positive on September 13, said DCP (zone VII) Prashant Kadam. Thakur is survived by wife, a one-year-old son and parents who are at Ghoti village, Igatpuri.
Constable Ashok Gaware (55) from Tilak Nagar police station tested positive on September 13 and was admitted to Bandra’s Guru Nanak Hospital. Garware, on special leave, complained of fever and breathlessness, and was on ventilator but his condition deteriorated due to pneumonia. He had comorbidities, said a police officer. Gaware resided at Mulund with wife and children.
NRI coastal police ASI Shantilal Koli (55) and constable Vinod Pataskar (46) from police headquarters died on Monday while undergoing treatment at Navi Mumbai hospitals. Head constable Raju Kedkar (52) was the first to die from Akola police on Monday.