Kerala Police dept suffers first COVID-19 casualty

Thiruvananthapuram: A 55-year-old sub inspector posted on duty in Idukki district’s Special Branch department, succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday.

Ajithan was initially being treated at the Idukki medical college, but after his condition worsened on Wednesday night he was shifted to the Kottayam Medical College.

He passed away on late Friday night.

Mourning his death, Kerala Police in a tweet said the entire police force stands in solidarity with Ajithan’s family and friends and his valuable contributions in service will not be forgotten.

Additional guidelines have been issued by the Kerala police chief for policemen being assigned the Covid-19 duty.

These include that no police officer above the age of 50 should be put on Covid-19 related field duty and those with co-morbidity issues should also not be out on active field duty even if they are below 50 years of age. Asianet Online