Sun. Jun 20th, 2021

Constable dies of coronavirus in Telangana, first death in police department

According to an official from the state government, the deceased, Dayakar Reddy, was unwell from last few days. Reportedly, despite having fever, he was on duty. Last week, after his temperature soared, he was admitted to a private hospital, where he tested positive for covid-19.

A 37-year-old constable of Telangana police, who had been posted for duty in Hyderabad, succumbed to the novel coronavirus late on Wednesday night, a few days after he tested positive for the infection. This is the first death reported from the police department in the state.

“My Heartfelt Condolences to the bereaved family members. The Govt & #TSPolice will standby & support the family in #TheHourOfDistress by all means,” Telangana director general of police M. Mahender Reddy wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

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