22-year-old kabaddi player passes away after going for a raid during a match in Tamil Nadu
In a big sporting tragedy during a kabaddi match in the Salem District of Tamil Nadu, a 22-year-old player passed away during a local match in Panruti which is in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday (July 24). The athlete named Vimalraj suddenly collapsed after he was pinned down by his opponent on the field of play.
In a video that has been widely circulated, Vimalraj was looking to get up after he was brought down during the match. However, just as he looked set to get up and resume playing, he fell flat on the ground and lay motionless. His teammates and opposition players immediately rushed to his help. The 22-year-old was rushed to the nearest hospital where was declared 'brought dead' and later his body was taken to a government hospital for a post-mortem.
The deceased was currently in the second year of college and doing an undergraduate course in B.Sc Zoology in a private college of the Salem district. According to local reports, the youngster suffered a suspected heart attack. The Kadampuliyur police have registered a case on the incident and are investigating the incident to clarify the cause behind the fatal incident.
Earlier this year, a stand collapsed during the 48th National Junior Kabaddi tournament in Suryapet, Telangana. The accident happened at the SP Office Grounds and saw more than 100 people injuring themselves.
Vimalraj's death follows the passing away of a 24-year-old kickboxer from Mysore in Bengaluru earlier this month. The deceased who was identified as Nikhil collapsed inside the ring after his opponent punched him in the face during a bout. Nikhil's father had complained about the absence of medical staff and an ambulance at the venue of the sporting tournament. Bengaluru police had lodged a case under section 304 (a) of the Indian penal code after the incident.