Coronavirus Outbreak: Mumbai Police mourn the loss of two cops who died fighting COVID-19
Head constable Pendurkar's death is the first such casualty in the city's police force due to the novel coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has caused shock and grief to the city of Mumbai after two police personnel of Mumbai Police lost their lives to COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, the Mumbai Police handle which is known for its witty tweets on Sunday announced the sad news to its followers.
Two of Mumbai Police's heroes – HC Chandrakant Ganapat Pendurkar and HC Sandip Surve – succumbed to the fight against Coronavirus. In the memory of the departed souls, Mumbai Police will not be uploading any tweets today. Only responses will be given. pic.twitter.com/yAAaUDGDu7— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 26, 2020
In its tweet, Mumbai Police said that they lost two head constables due to the COVID-19 crisis. While paying tribute to the two police personnel, Mumbai Police said that they won't be uploading any tweets in memory of the departed souls.
The Mumbai Police said that head constable Sandip Surve (52) and Chandrakant Ganapat Pendurkar (57), who had been fighting the novel coronavirus for the past few days succumbed to the deadly virus. Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh also took to Twitter and paid tributes to the two 'Corona Warriors' who lost the battle against the global pandemic.
Mumbai Police lost two brave souls in a span of two days. Head Constable Sandip Surve (52) lost his life to Coronavirus.— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) April 26, 2020
May the departed soul rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers for the Surve family and friends.
While head constable Chandrakant Ganapat Pendurkar was attached to the Vakola police station, head constable Sandip Surve was working with the protection branch of the Mumbai Police. According to news agency ANI, HC Pendurkar, residing at Premnagar Colony in Worli succumbed to COVID-19 at the Nair Hospital. HC Pendurkar's death is the first such casualty in the city's police force due to the global epidemic.
To date, Mumbai has reported a total of 5,049 positive coronavirus cases till April 25 with 119 casualties taking place in the city.
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