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Ankit’s family files police complaint for medical negligence

5/22/2015 12:07:17 PM

Soumitra Nandi
The family of Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri, who died after an on-field collision, has filed a police complaint on Thursday alleging foul play and gross medical negligence on the part of the hospital authorities. 

In his complaint filed at the Bidhannagar South police station Raj Kumar Keshri, the father of the deceased cricketer, alleged that the AMRI Hospital, where his son was admitted on April 17 with a head injury, had shifted him to another hospital without his consent.

"Ankit was shifted to Nightingale Nursing Home where he died. He was shifted without my consent and for reasons best known to them. From the account of the accident and the subsequent process of treatment I suspect there is some foul play and also gross negligence," Keshri stated  in the complaint.

A police officer of the South Bidhannagar police station  confirmed that they "have received the complaint and looking into it". The complaint was also  forwarded to the  Shakespeare Sarani police station as Ankit had died at the Nightingale Nursing Home which falls under the jurisdiction of the Shakespeare Sarani police station. 

Raj Kumar Keshri had earlier  made a complaint to the West Bengal Medical Council, seeking a probe into the alleged medical negligence.
Earlier, city based rights group Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) had approached city police commissioner Surojit Kar Purakayastha seeking a probe into Ankit's "unnatural" death and punishment for all those responsible for his demise.

Ankit, a former Bengal Under-19 captain, was hospitalised with a head injury on April 17 after colliding with teammate Sourav Mondal while fielding for his club East Bengal during a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) senior knockout match against Bhowanipore. He succumbed to injuries three days later.


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