MUMBAI: A 38-year-old constable of Valiv police station in Vasai (east) succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday. He is the second cop from the same police station to die of the virus.
A resident of Murbad in Thane district, constable Bhalerao Naik was admitted to a private hospital in Nalasopara. The death toll of cops in the Palghar district is two and both were from the Valiv police station. On June 9, constable Kiran Salunke (40) had died of Covid-19.
With growing cases of cops getting infected, a dedicated Covid hospital for policemen was opened in Wada taluka of Palghar district last month. The state total of cops death is 78. Mumbai has seen 46 cops succumbing to the virus.