In a sad incident, Ramesh Nangare, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Sakinaka division, who was lauded for his etraordinary work for curbing the covid spread of in Dharavi which was a Covid hot spot until recently, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. The ACP died two days after he took the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
However, the health department has ruled out the possibility of his death due to vaccination.
The 1989 batch police officer, Nangare was recently posted with the Sakinaka division. According to a police officer, Nangare completed his day’s duty and stayed back for the night duty. In the night, he felt discomfort and therefore returned to his Gorai home at 5am. Around 10 am he suffered a heart attack. His family members then rushed him to a hospital where he breathed his last. Nangare is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.
“The doctors have opined that he died of cardiac arrest. For now, there nothing to link his death to the vaccine. His family has also not complained of anything,” said Dr Maheshwar Reddy, deputy commissioner of police of zone 10.
Nangare, who was to retire in 2024, was honoured by Governor BS Koshyari and home minister Anil Deshmukh for his outstanding work as a Covid warrior.