One more cop has succumbed to Covid19 in the city, taking the total number of such deaths in the department to two. Overall three cops on duty have died due to the coronavirus in the state so far since the pandemic began. Ahmedabad had on Tuesday reported 395 new cases of Covid19 while the total number of cases in Gujarat stands at 12,141.
The deceased cop has been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Govindbhai Babubhai who was posted at the headquarters in the city. Police commissioner Ashish Bhatia expressed condolence over the demise. “Sad to hear the news of the passing away of corona warrior ASI Govind Babubhai Dataniya of Ahmedabad city police hqs. May almighty God give strength to the family to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace. I salute the fallen soldier for his services to the corona cause,” Bhatia tweeted.
Sad to hear the news of passing away of corona warrior ASI Govind babubhai dataniya of Ahmedabad city police hqs.May almighty God give strength to the family to bear this loss.May his soul rest in peace.I salute the fallen soldier for his services to the corona cause. pic.twitter.com/m0Grc286BT
— Ashish Bhatia IPS (@ashishbhatiaips) May 20, 2020
Earlier on Monday, head constable Bharatji Somaji, posted at the Krishnanagar police station, who had tested positive for Corona and was under treatment, died due to the disease. Somaji was the first cop from the city to have succumbed to the disease.