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Kundrathur SSI dies of COVID-19

V. Pandi Muni

V. Pandi Muni  

A 53-year-old special sub-inspector (SSI) attached to the Kundrathur police station died of COVID-19 at a private hospital in Nandanam.

V. Pandi Muni, who joined the force in 1986, had a paralysis attack a few months ago and was under treatment. On July 29, Mr. Muni tested positive for COVID-19 at a private hospital in Chromepet when he went for a regular check-up. He was undergoing treatment at another private hospital in Nandanam, where he died on Wednesday night.

Over 1,500 police personnel have tested positive for the virus so far across the State. About 90% of them are in Chennai. Most of these personnel were involved in containment work. Over 1,250 police personnel have rejoined the duty after recovery.

On June 17, S. Balamurali, an inspector in Mambalam, was the first police officer in the city to die of COVID-19. On July 1, R. Manimaran, 57, Pattinampakkam SSI, lost his life. On July 6, G. Nagarajan, 32, an armed reserve police constable died. Another SSI, Gurumurthy, died on July 13.

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