Chattogram Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (detective branch-south) Mizanur Rahman died of COVID-19 at Central Police Hospital in Dhaka early Monday.
Mizanur, 47, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 23. He was transferred to the Central Police Hospital on June 28 as his condition deteriorated, said assistant inspector general of police (media and public relations) Md Sohel Rana.
Mizanur was the highest-ranking serving police officer to die of COVID19.
He joined police service in 2003 under BCS (police) cadre as assistant police superintendent.
Mizanur’s death took to 50 the death toll from COVID-19 in the police.
Born in 1973 in Shariatpur, Mizanur is survived by his wife and two sons and admires.
His funeral prayer was performed in Rajarbagh police lines and he buried at Rayerbazar in Dhaka.
The police headquarters statistics showed that 12,780 police members tested positive for COVID-19 till Monday with 202 in 24 hours.
According to the data, 9,190 have so far recovered from COVID-19.
Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party said that 836 members tested positive while three of their members died of COVID-19 till Sunday.
The Inter-Services Public Relations directorate said on Sunday that 6,205 serving and retired military and civil employees and their families tested positive for COVID19 and 78 of them died till Sunday.
Only two soldiers died of COVID-19 but the authorities suspected that they might have been infected during their primary treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital following an accident in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on April 16.
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