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Mumbai sub-inspector first cop to die in Covid 2nd wave

April 12, 2021 14:44 IST

A sub-inspector died due to Covid-19 in Mumbai on Monday, becoming the first victim of the second wave of the viral infection from the Mumbai police force, an official said on Monday.

IMAGE: Mumbai police personnel receive their Covid-19 vaccine shot at the city’s Nair Hospital. Kindly note that this image has been posted for representational purposes only. Photograph: Ashish Raje / ANI Photo.

SI Mohan Dagade (52), posted at the Vakola police station in the city’s north-western suburbs for over two years, was admitted to a jumbo Covid-19 centre in the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai for treatment on April 3 after he tested positive for the coronavirus.


He died early Monday morning, the official said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-8) Manjunath Singhe confirmed the policeman's demise.

Dagade resided in suburban Andheri with his family members, including two children, the official said.

Last year, two constables and an inspector from the Vakola police station died due to Covid-19, he said.

Over 30 personnel from the Vakola police station had tested positive for the viral infection last year, he added.

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