Boxer collapses after practice session, dead on arrival at hospital, says doctor

Kolkata: A 20-year-old female boxer identified as Jyoti Pradhan died while taking rest after her practice on Wednesday evening. After the autopsy examination doctors found no injury on the body. But her liver seemed to have extended in size which indicated towards jaundice.

According to sources, on Wednesday afternoon, Jyoti arrived at the Bhowanipore Boxing Association located on Rupnarayan Nandan Lane for practice. She was practicing with a punching bag and after some time, she stopped and sat on a chair and seen was wiping sweat with a towel. At that time she suddenly she collapsed and fell down from the chair.

Other members of the club immediately rushed Jyoti to SSKM Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Meanwhile, her father as Raju Pradhan was informed after his daughter went unconscious. When he reached SSKM Hospital found Jyoti was dead.

On Thursday, after conducting autopsy, concerned surgeon found that there was no injury on Jyoti's body. Sources informed that the autopsy surgeon found Jyoti's liver was a bit large than usual.

Also, there were symtoms that Jyoti was suffering from jaundice. It is suspected that she might have suffered a massive cardiac arrest after her practice session due to which she died. To point out the exact cause her viscera has been preserved for further examination. Jyoti was originally from Darjeeling and was residing at Bhukailash Road. She was pursuing her graduation from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law college and was studying in the second-year. Jyoti had represented Bengal in the national-level boxing tournaments.

State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay who is also a portfolio holder of the club has expressed his condolence and stated the incident was unfortunate.

This is the third time this year in Kolkata where a sportsperson died while practicing. Earlier on March 20, a 22-year-old budding cricketer identified as Sonu Yadav, died while playing on Bata ground at Maidan. Despite he collapsed once, but within seconds he got up and said he was fit and started batting again.

However, after approximately 15 minutes Yadav collapsed again. Other players immediately took him to the sideline and later rushed him to the medical unit at Cricket Association of Bengal.

The doctors examined him and suggested he should be immediately admitted to a hospital. Yadav was taken to the SSKM Hospital. Following that he was rushed to SSKM Hospital where declared brought dead. Also in January this year, a 21-year-old budding cricketer had died after he fell ill while playing at Tala Park. The young cricketer, identified as Aniket Sharma, was declared brought dead by the doctors at R G Kar Medical College and Hospital. Before playing cricket, Sharma and his friends had decided to play a football match.

While warming up for the football match Sharma had suddenly collapsed. The officials of the club and his teammates immediately rushed Sharma to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

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