PATACHARKUCHI, April 29 - State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass visited the house of Ikram Hussain, who died of COVID-19 at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi yesterday. Hussain, a sub-inspector of the CRPF, hailing from Barbari village under Sarupeta Police Station, was posted at the Mayur Vihar Camp in New Delhi. Dass also informed that the mortal remains of Hussain can�t be brought to the State as per rules set by the Union Health Ministry. However, the wife of the officer, appealed to Dass to make an arrangement to see her husband body before the burial.
It is learnt that Hussain was a diabetic along with high blood pressure and had a primary contact of a CRPF nursing attendant who tested COVID-19 positive on April 17.
Sub Inspector (SI) Md Ikram Hussain joined service in 1985 and rendered service in various places in the country. Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta, Munindra Sarma also paid homage to the deceased and offered his condolences to the bereaved family members. The State BJP president appealed to the people to strictly follow the lockdown announced by the Prime Minister for their safety. �We have to maintain social distancing to avoid spread of the novel coronavirus as there is no vaccine available in the world,� he said.