Kohima, May 16: An army jawan from Nagaland, serving the 1st Assam Regiment, who had been suffering from Cancer (metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma) and admitted to the Army Referral and Research Hospital (ARRH) in South Delhi last year, died of corona virus (COVID-19) on May 13 last, reports reaching here said.
According to sources here the victim was a Naik in the 1st Assam Regiment of the Indian Army and tested positive for COVID-19 on May 11 last. It was also reported that he tested positive for COVID-19 on the third test. He was shifted to the Base Hospital on May 11 and passed away at the Base Hospital from cancer and COVID-19, Army sources informed. The body of victim was buried in New Delhi, according to a source. The last rites of the deceased with full army traditions and honour were carried out in the presence of his wife in New Delhi, sources said. He hailed from Moayimti village in Mokokchung district.(UNI)