3 policemen succumb to coronavirus on Monday
Three constables of the Mumbai Police succumbed to coronavirus on Monday. With their demise, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 29 city cops to date.
The first victim was a 44-year-old constable attached to the Nirmal Nagar police station.
The Vartak Nagar-resident was down with coronavirus for over a month and died on Monday evening, a senior inspector of the Nirmal Nagar police station said.
The official had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 3 and was admitted to Seven Hills Hospital in Marol, Andheri. He also contracted pneumonia a few days back.
In the second case, a constable attached to the Andheri police station succumbed to the disease on Monday morning.
The 50-year-old constable, a resident of Marol Police Camp, contracted the disease while on active duty. He tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 and died while undergoing treatment at Seven Hills Hospital.
The third constable, who was in his late 50s and attached to the Jogeshwari police station, also died due to COVID-19 on Monday morning.
According to officials, he was sent on leave a month ago after the police department decided not to put personnel above 55 years of age on active duty.
He was admitted to Nair Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last Friday, the officials said, adding he was also diabetic.
The viral infection has claimed the lives of over 2,248 people in Mumbai so far, of which 29 were police personnel.