Angul, Sep 21: The deadly coronavirus has claimed one more frontline warrior in the state. An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) in Angul district died due to Covid-19, informed the SP on Twitter.
The ASI has been identified as Bhagaban Bhukta was serving at Vikrampur police station.
“With deep sorrow, we inform that we have lost our Corona Warrior ASI Bhagaban Bhukta due to COVID-19. He was serving at Vikrampur PS. May his soul rest in peace. He was an outstanding officer and had an illustrious service period of 37 years,” said the SP.
Nine more persons succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours while undergoing treatment taking the toll to 710 in the state.