Law Student Dies During Inter-University Football

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Kolkata: In a tragic incident, a 23-year-old law student, who was here to compete in the inter-university football tournament, died Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest, family sources said.

Rittik Das, who was pursuing law at the National Law University Odisha in Cuttack, collapsed on the field at the Sports Authority of India Eastern Centre and was rushed to the nearby hospital in the afternoon.

“He was declared dead on arrival. Following post-morterm his body was taken to his hometown in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. He was asthmatic and that may have complicated it,” the family source said.

Rittik is survived by his father RR Mohanty an Indian Revenue Service officer posted in New Delhi, mother Sumana Mohanty, a Railway employee and a younger sister.

This is the second death at the SAI Eastern Centre in less than two years. 18-year-old shuttler from Madhyamgram Niharendu Mallick had died while training in September 2017.

“This was nothing to do with SAI. It was a three-day inter-law university sports meet and they had taken the grounds on rent,” a SAI official said. SAI director MS Goindi was not available for a comment.