Cop succumbs to Covid-19 in Chennai

Chennai: The Greater Chennai city police force today saw one more death due to Covid-19, after Sub-Inspector P Gurumurthy succumbed to the virus.

According to sources, Gurumurthy, who is said to be around 50, was working as Patrol Vehicle In-Charge at Meenambakkam police station. ‘He was tested positive for Covid-19 on 26 June and was admitted to Government Omandurar Hospital,’ they added.

Without responding to treatment, he died today morning. He is survived by wife and two children, it is learnt. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, two more policemen succumbed to coronavirus disease in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in the Maharashtra Police to 79.

Constable Jitendra Bhalerao (38), posted at Waliv police station in Vasai, passed away after battling the virus for three weeks. Bhalerao was admitted to Riddhi Siddhi Hospital in Nallasopara on 20 June after testing positive.

A 55-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector in the Mumbai Traffic Police passed away at a hospital in Kandivali West. The deceased, Suresh Jadhav, was posted at the D N Nagar Traffic division in Andheri West.


NT Bureau