COVID-19: Baijal expresses grief over demise of Delhi Police constable

COVID-19: Baijal expresses grief over demise of Delhi Police constable

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New Delhi, May 7 : Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on Thursday condoled the death of Delhi Police constable Amit Kumar, who died due to Novel Coronavirus, after falling ill on duty.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Baijal posted, ''Deeply saddened by the news of the death of Delhi Police Ct. Amit. His sacrifice in fight against COVID-19 will always be remembered.He was a great warrior who brought glory to the frontline police personnel fighting against pandemic.My deepest condolences to bereaved family.'' Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condoled his death and announced an exgratia of Rs one crore for Kumar's kin.

Kumar fell ill, while performing his duty and was taken to Deep Chand Bandhu hospital, where he was provided with initial treatment. On Tuesday evening, his situation deteriorated and he was rushed to RML Hospital, after complaining of breathlessness. His sample for COVID-19 had been taken at Deep Chand hospital and it later came out positive. Meanwhile, a total of 11 policemen have been sent for quarantine, after Amit's test came out positive. Some of them were those who were deployed with him, while others were those who had come in his contact. Delhi Police also condoled their fellow personnel's death in a message on Twitter.

''We lost a braveheart. A warrior in this fight against COVID. A dedicated soldier of our force,'' it posted. He was posted at Police Station Bharat Nagar. Kumar was from village Hulkheei in Sonipat of Haryana and survived by his wife and a three-year old son. (UNI)