Jawan from Nagaland dies of COVID-19 in Delhi

An army jawan from Nagaland, serving the 1st Assam Regiment, who had been suffering from Cancer and admitted to the Army Referral and Research Hospital (ARRH) in South Delhi last year, died of COVID-19 on May 13, news reports said in Kohima on May 16.

According to sources, the victim was a Naik in the 1st Assam Regiment of the Indian Army and tested positive for COVID-19 on May 11. It was also reported that he tested positive for COVID-19 on the third test. He was shifted to the Base Hospital on May 11 and passed away at the Base Hospital from cancer and COVID-19 related complications, Army sources informed.

The body of victim was buried in New Delhi, according to a source. The last rites of the deceased with full army traditions and honour were carried out in the presence of his wife in New Delhi, sources said. He hailed from Mokokchung district in Nagaland.

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of late Imtoba Ao, Naik of 1st Assam Regiment who passed away on May 13 at New Delhi. “India and Nagaland lost a brave son to COVID-19. Late Imtoba had comorbidity. May his soul rest in peace,” a tweet from the Raj Bhavan said.

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