CRPF man dies due to Covid-19, first casualty in forces

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CRPF man dies due to Covid-19, first casualty in forces

Apr 29, 2020 00:12 IST

A 55-year-old Central Reserve Police Force personnel died on Tuesday due to coronavirus infection. The assistant sub-inspector was admitted to the Safdarjung hospital after being detected positive for the virus. He was posted with the 31st battalion of the force based in Delhi. At least 23 other personnel of this battalion have been admitted with coronavirus. This is the first death due to the pandemic among the about 10 lakh personnel strong Central Armed Police Forces or the paramilitary forces that function under the Union Home Ministry for upkeep of internal security and border guarding.