Hyderabad: Jagital Additional Superintendent of Police Dakshina Murthy died of a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Karimnagar district of Telangana. The top cop was admitted for COVID treatment however succumbed to heart attack, doctors said.
Director General of police (DGP) M Mahender Reddy expressed his grief over the sudden demise of the top cop. While condolences poured in from the rest.
A sad day for TS Police.
We lost a great Police Officer to #COVID19 today.
Sh.Dakshina Murthy, addl SP, Jagtial was a highly decorated officer. His contribution to anti-extremist work, Medaram Jatara and policing at large will never be forgotten.
May your soul rest in peace🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/OzL4iJuJV8
— Rema Rajeshwari IPS (@rama_rajeswari) August 26, 2020
In May, A 37-year-old constable of Hyderabad city police died of COVID-19. He was posted in Kulsumpura police station. This was the first COVID related death in the Telangana police department.