Assam Police has lost yet another Covid warrior with armed branch constable, Bhuban Likson, posted in Assam’s Tinsukia district, becoming the fifth casualty among the ranks of the state police force to succumb to the infection.

According to reports, Likson, who hails from Tengakhat in Dibrugarh district, was initially taken to the Dikom COVID Care Centre for treatment. Later, he was shifted to the AMCH after his condition deteriorated but subsequently succumbed to the virus.

Condoling the demise of the police personnel, Assam additional director general of police (law and order), GP Singh informed on Twitter that Likson had tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday before passing away at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh on Tuesday.

GP Singh tweet

Assam director general of police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta tweeted, “All necessary assistance would be provided to the family of our brave corona warrior, AB constable Bhuban Likson, who made the supreme sacrifice.”

DGP tweet

Till August 5, the state police force has registered a total of 2,009 COVID-19 positive cases  informed additional director general of police (ADGP) GP Singh. While, 1413 personnel have recovered, 546 cops have already resumed their duties.

With 2,284 fresh COVID-19 cases detected on Wednesday, the COVID-19 count in Assam breached the 50,000-mark. The overall tally now stands at 50,445.