SRINAGAR: A paramilitary CRPF trooper, who was posted in Kulgam, has died at a hospital here due to COVID-19 on Monday. The trooper’s death is the second fatality due to the virus among the paramilitary ranks in Jammu and Kashmir so far.

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Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital here told news agency GNS that the 55-year-old died at the hospital this morning. “His sample came out to be positive this afternoon,” he added.

Earlier, on June 8, a 40-year-old CRPF trooper, posted in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, had died at SKIMS Soura.

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