Coronavirus Outbreak

Cop dies of corona

23 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Another member of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) died of coronavirus in the capital on Thursday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Nayek Al Mamunur Rashid, 43, of Ramgoti village in Laxmipur district. He was posted at the transport division of DMP, said Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Headquarters (Media) Md Sohel Rana.

Rashid breathed his last at around 11:30am at his residence in the city, said sources at the DMP, adding that the policeman was confirmed with COVID-19 on Wednesday night.

He was an asymptomatic patient. The body of the deceased was buried at the family graveyard at hisvillage home in presence of senior officers of Laxmipur police.  Rashid is survived by his wife and two daughters.

With the death of Rashid, a total of 11 policemen in the country have died from coronavirus.

According to sources at Police Headquarters, the total number of coronavirus-infected police members was 2,895 until Wednesday.