Indore : Yashwant Pal became the second police inspector in Madhya Pradesh in three days to die due to complications arising out of coronavirus infection.
Pal, a Town Inspector of the Neelganga police station in Ujjain, was undergoing treatment at Aurobindo Hospital, here, for 10 days, the police said.
Pal’s colleague from Indore, Devendra Kumar Chandravanshi died on Saturday night due to the complications from Covid-19.
“My humble tribute to Neelganga police station in-charge who laid down his life on the altar of duty fighting Covid-19”, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted.
The MP Police also paid tribute to ‘martyr’ cop who died in the line of duty to coronavirus.
Ujjain Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rupesh Kumar Dwivedi said the inspector was also treated for four days at a hospital in Ujjain after he contracted the disease. After his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to Indore’s hospital.
He is survived by wife and two daughters. His wife is a tehsildar (revenue officer) in neighbouring Dhar district.
Dr Vinod Bhandari of Aurobindo Hospital said the inspector had a severe breathing problem and was put on a ventilator for 48 hours before he died. He also suffered from high blood pressure.
The police suspect the inspector contracted the infection while manning Ambar Colony, a containment area in Ujjain.
According to officials, the inspector was cured of coronavirus and doctors suspected that he died due to “pulmonary embolism” caused by blood clots. Pulmonary embolism could have resulted from coronavirus infection, they said.