Bandipora: A senior officer of Rural Development Department (RDD) died of a massive cardiac arrest while performing his duty in Tulail area of Gurez in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday afternoon.
An official told the news agency—Kashmir news observer (KNO), that a Block Development Officer (BDO), posted at Tulail suffered a massive cardiac arrest while he was on duty.
He said the officer was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The official identified the deceased officer as Abdul Saleem Darzi of Anantnag district of South Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad expressed shock over the demise of the officer. He, however, assured quick evacuation of body as soon as possible.
Pertinently, Gurez-Bandipora road is closed for traffic from past few months owing to heavy snowfall in Gurez valley and Razdan top.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad on Friday expressed shock over the sudden demise of Block Development Officer Tulail Abdul Salem Darzi while on duty.
In this regard, a condolence meeting was held at DC Office Bandipora under the chairmanship of DC Bandipora and was attended by all district officers.
Dr Owais expressed heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of the officer and recalled him as an upright and dedicated officer who performed his duties religiously even in remotest hamlet of the district.
“We express our heartfelt condolences to the family of our esteemed colleague who passed away in line of duty. His sudden death has come as shock to all of us,” he said.
He said the district administration is making arrangements for airlifting the body of the deceased officers through a special air sortie as and when the weather permits—(KNO)