The Delhi Police helped perform the last rites of a 71-year-old retired major general of Afghanistan Army who died of Covid-19. Mohd. Karim Wardak, a adorned military officer, had come to the nationwide capital to get his spouse handled for cancer at a metropolis hospital. He was buried at Delhi gate graveyard, the police mentioned.
Wardak, a well-liked tribal chief of Afghanistan, had come to India on April 21 and was staying at a lodge in previous Delhi’s Nabi Kareem space. His spouse had examined constructive for Covid-19. While he too had gentle signs, he didn’t get himself examined. The couple have been to board a flight again house on April 24, mentioned an official of the Central district police, who helped bury him.
According to the police, whereas Wardak, with the help of Afghan embassy, was profitable in sending his spouse again to Afghanistan, he was left behind and succumbed to the illness a day later on the lodge the place he was staying.
Police had acquired a name on April 23 relating to his demise. “His wife tested positive on April 21, but Wardak did not get tested himself. He had some mild symptoms, and with the help of Afghan Embassy, his wife was sent to Afghanistan,” a senior police officer mentioned.
After receiving the decision, police rushed to the spot and a sub-inspector was requested to deal with the case.
“Police coordinated with the Afghan embassy and connected with his son Mohd. Nasser Noorzad, who said he was unable to come to India for his father’s last rites. Senior officials of the Delhi Police coordinated with the Ministry of Extra Affairs (MEA) to contact the embassy for help, and the Afghan embassy deputed one Major Atiqul Rahman to perform his last rites,” the police official mentioned. Wardhak’s samples have been taken on the time of preserving his physique, which examined constructive for Covid.