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Two Nagaland Armed Police personnel pass away in Bihar while on election duty

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 31, 2024 10:35 pm

DIMAPUR — Two personnel of the 10th Nagaland Armed Police (IR) battalion, who were on election duty in Bihar, died on different occasions due to heatstroke while more than 15 personnel are hospitalised in various hospitals, as gruelling heatwave conditions have gripped the state and several parts of the country.

An official source informed that the IR personnel, 41-year-old Nikiye Tsuipu from Lazami village, who was on election duty in Bihar, passed away on Friday due to a heatstroke. He was admitted in ICU at Medical College and Hospital, Jamuhar, Bihar, after collapsing on Thursday, but unfortunately passed away on Friday around 2:30 pm.

The source updated that his mortal remains will be brought to the state in an ambulance by road on Friday night and that it would take about two days to reach Nagaland. It was informed that the road transportation was arranged as flights were cancelled due to the present weather condition in several states.

In another case, an NAP personnel named Akangluba Ao from Khensa village, Mokokchung district, passed away on May 26 while travelling due to a heatstroke. A source informed that the police personnel had visit polling stations ahead of the polls on June 1 despite the humid weather.

About 400-500 personal from Nagaland, including the Mahilas and other battalions arrived in Bihar on May 24 on election duty and are likely to return home on June 3, said the source, adding that they were finding difficult to bear the hot weather as they are used to cold weather.

It is reported that as many as 19 heat-related deaths have been reported in Bihar, where voting for eight seats will be conducted in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls, on June 1. The state has recorded temperature exceeding 44 degree Celsius.

Y Patton condoles

Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Y Patton, who is also in-charge for Home department, expressed pain over the passing away of two NAP (IR) personnel while on election duty in Bihar.

He said in a condolence message that the two soldiers – Akangluba and Nikiye — will be remembered for their tireless devotion towards the force and the country.

“On behalf of the entire rank and file of the Police department, the Dy.CM conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the departed souls to rest in peace,” read the message.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 31, 2024 10:35:19 pm
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