Purnea IGP dies of COVID in Patna
Patna: Bihar Police’s Purnea Range Inspector General of Police Binod Kumar died of Covid-19 here early Sunday morning, official sources said.
The 59-year-old Bihar cadre IPS officer was admitted at Patna’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences for the last four days after he was referred from a Purnea hospital as he was found coronavirus positive.
He was a patient of diabetes and his health deteriorated due to the virus infection.
Patna Civil Surgeon Dr Umesh Sharma confirms his death die to COVID-19.
Kumar was promoted as IPS officer in 2001. He joined as Purnea Range IGP on August 20, 2019.
Earlier, two Cabinet Ministers in the Nitish Kumar government — Kapil Dev Kamat and Vinod Singh — also died due to coronavirus in the last two months.