A 58-year-old sub-inspector of police attached to the Chidambaram Town police station in Cuddalore district, died due to heart attack while on duty on Wednesday.
Police said the deceased, V. Mahendran, a resident of Manalur in Chidambaram taluk, belonged to the 1986 batch. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Mahendran was initially working at the Killai police station near Chidambaram and was posted on deputation to the Chidambaram police station recently. He was on night patrolling duty, and when he returned to the police station in the early hours of Wednesday, he complained of uneasiness and fainted on the premises.
Police personnel at the station immediately rushed him to the Government Cuddalore Medical College (erstwhile Rajah Muthiah Institute of Health Sciences) in Chidamabram where doctors declared him brought dead.