Khordha, Aug 9: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police working with the Banpur police died of COVID-19 on Sunday.
The victim was identified as Muralidhar Baliarsingh.
Khordha SP has expressed grief over the sad demise of the ASI.
“We deeply mourn the sad & untimely demise of our Covid warrior ASI Muralidhar Baliarsingh of G.munda BH, Banpur PS, who succumbed to COVID-19 during treatment.We salute his supreme sacrifice on the line of duty.May God give enough strength to the beavered family,” said the SP on Twitter.
As many as 13 persons succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Odisha taking the toll to 272, heath department said on Sunday.