What could be more disastrous when the protector itself falls prey to coronavirus.
A 57-year-old officer of Pune City Police, Dilip Popat Londhe, died of coronavirus on Monday. This is the first case of a police personnel losing his life to the virus in Pune, and the fourth such case in Maharashtra.
On Twitter, Pune Police Commissioner K Venkatesham stated that Assistant Sub-Inspector Dilip Londhe, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, has died. Londhe was attached to a police station in the central area of the city. After testing positive for COVID-19, he was admitted to a private hospital in Pune for treatment, but succumbed to the infection.
Londhe was among the 12 police personnel in the city who had tested positive for COVID- 19. Majority of the affected cops are attached to the same police station where Londhe was posted.
The other staffers of the police station working with him have been quarantined.
This is the fourth case of a police personnel losing his life to the virus in Maharashtra.