Delhi Police inspector dies of Covid-19

New Delhi (NVI): A 49-year-old Delhi police inspector, who was posted with special cell, succumbed to Covid-19 at South Delhi’s Max Hospital late yesterday.

The deceased, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, had been admitted to the hospital after testing positive around 15 days ago. He had developed fever and was on ventilator after complaining of breathlessness.

Yadav also went through plasma therapy and was given a special injection and medicine arranged from the US but could not be saved.

The officer was also decorated with Police Medal for gallantry during the Republic Day this year. With his death, total nine Delhi Police personnel have died of the deadly infection so far.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief on Yadav’s death and said that he was a brave officer. “My deepest condolences at the death of Insp Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who died of COVID-19. A very brave policeman and recipient of Police medal. His death is a great loss to @DelhiPolice,” he tweeted.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal also tweeted over the loss and paid his condolences. “Extremely saddened at the death of Insp Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in the line of duty fighting COVID-19. A great warrior, recipient of Police Medal for gallantry, he brought laurels for @DelhiPolice. His untimely demise is irreplaceable loss for the organization
My deepest condolences!,” the LG tweeted.

-ARK