CRPF Jawan dies of COVID-19 in Delhi, 46 others test positive

A 55-year-old Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel passed away of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Delhi.

The battalion has so far reported 46 cases of coronavirus, with nearly 1000 persons in quarantine.

According to the sources, 31st battalion of the CRPF in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar has witnessed a significant spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last few days.

The jawans who tested positive are being treated at a hospital.

CRPF soldier Mohammad lkram Hussain was admitted to the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi a few days back after he tested positive for COVID-19. He passed away on Tuesday evening.

Hussain, who hails from Assam also had diabetes and hypertension.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the demise of CRPF jawan.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bahadur Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ikram Hussain. He fought heroically with the coronavirus epidemic until the end. His contribution to the service and internal security of the country inspires all of us,” Shah tweeted.

DG CRPF, Anand Prakash Maheshwari in a tweet said, “In the line of duty, CRPF#CoronaWarrior SI Ikram Hussain detailed in Delhi contracted the viral infection. He faced it valiantly but succumbed. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the family in hour of grief and reiterate our commitment to the people.”