American national collapses on ground while playing cricket, dies
Kolkata: An American national collapsed while playing cricket with local boys and was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead on the arrival in Durgapur on Thursday.
Timothi Patrick (32) was staying in Durgapur since October last year with his wife Hannah. He worked with a multinational company and came to India for some business.
He had to stay in India till 2021. He was staying in a rented flat at the ward number 21 in Durgapur police limits.
As Timothi and Hannah were living in Durgapur for almost a year, they had got familiarised with local residents. They often interacted with them and sometimes Timothi played cricket with them.
On Thursday afternoon, when local youths were playing cricket with Timothi, he suddenly collapsed on the ground. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Durgapur where he was declared dead on the arrival.
The police were immediately informed. Upon getting the information of death of an American national here, Officer-in- Charge of the police station informed his superiors. Timothi's body has been sent to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy. Meanwhile, the American Consulate was also informed about his death.
According to a source, doctors suspect that Timothi suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while playing cricket with the local boys. But the exact cause of death will be ascertained after the autopsy examination. An unnatural death case has been initiated at the Durgapur police station. The police are keeping in touch with the American Consulate in Kolkata in this regard.