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Promising footballer succumbs during match

Kolkata: A 17-year-old budding footballer Abhijt Dey died after suffering an injury during a match in Bakura on Monday night.

Shyamal Santra, Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development, visited Deb's house and met his family. Santra assured a job for the elder brother of the deceased, who was selected for the state-level championship. Dey suffered an injury during a football match between Angshurali High School, where he was studying in Class-XI, and Magura High School. The match was held on Jaipur High School ground.

The organisers took him to Jaipur Block Primary Health Centre. He was then taken to Bishnupur District Hospital and finally shifted to Bankura Smmelani Medical College and Hospital. He died at the hospital late on Monday night. A pall of gloom descended when the news of his death reached Jaipur block. Eyewitnesses said in the second half of the match, Magura High School got a corner kick and Dey, who was the goalkeeper of Angshumali High School, punched away a ball that was travelling towards the goal. While doing so, he came in contact with the striker of the opponent team. He fell on the ground and bled profusely.

Abhijit was a promising local footballer and was loved by all. The Bankura district administration had made all the arrangements to provide best medical care but Dey did not respond to the treatment and died on Monday night.

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