TAMIL NADU

SSI dies of COVID-19

N. Uma Shankar, 48, Special Sub-Inspector of Police, died due to COVID-19 here on Friday. He was attached to the High Court Police Station.

“He was admitted to a private hospital for treatment on the night of August 11 after he developed respiratory problem,” Commissioner of Police Prem Anand Sinha said. A CT scan was taken and it showed that 35% of his lung was infected, a clinical symptom of COVID-19. As his oxygen level declined drastically and he required ventilator support, he was rushed to Government Rajaji hospital on Thursday. However, he succumbed without responding to the treatment the same night. His body was cremated at Thathaneri cremation yard with full State honours on Friday.

Uma Shankar is survived by his wife Maheswari and two children.

Mr. Sinha paid floral tributes to the portrait of the deceased at the High Court police station. Several senior officials, including Deputy Commissioners of Police, paid homage.

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