Another Cadet At Indian Military Academy Dies

Another sad news for the nation, a gentleman cadet of Indian Military Academy dies today, this is second death since Friday. As we have reported earlier, cadet Deepak Sharma lost his life during training after a 10 KM long run which is a part of IMA training. Now as per the media reports cadet Navin Chhetri 23-year-old dies who was part of the same 10 KM run after which 6 more cadets fainted and one died.

Gentleman cadet of IMA Dehradun Mr. Navin Kumar Chhetri 23 yrs passed away during his training session at IMA Dehradun. He is from Sainikpuri, Khaprail. His body will land at Bagdogra Airport 3 PM today and will be escorted by the army to his native place. May his soul rest in peace !!

A cadet of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dehradun, police said on Sunday. This was the second death of a cadet undergoing training at the country’s premier academy in less than two days. Police said 23-year-old Navin Chhetri, a resident of Khaprel village in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, was admitted at the military hospital and was later referred on Saturday to Mahant Indresh Hospital, where he died on the same night.

A source said Chhetri fell ill after he participated in a cross country run on Friday. He fell unconscious and was rushed to the military hospital situated in the cantonment area. However, HT could not independently verify the source’s information and IMA officials remained incommunicable. Medical college spokesperson Bhupendra Raturi said the patient was brought to the hospital in a ventilator system.

“The patient was unconscious and was brought on a life support system. He was perhaps suffering from a kidney ailment. However, the post-mortem report could definitely reveal the reason behind his death,” he told HT.

A post-mortem examination was performed on cadet’s body by doctors on Sunday, and the body was later handed over to his family.

On Friday, Deepak Sharma, a 22-year-old cadet hailing from Bathinda in Punjab, died during routine training after falling unconscious on the 10-km cross country track.

Wreaths were laid for both the departed Gentlemen Cadets in separate ceremonies which were attended by all Officers, JCOs and Gentlemen Cadets of the IMA.

The remaining Gentleman Cadets have been treated at the Military Hospital and are stable.

Manoj Tuli

APRO (Army)

Source: HT

22-Year-Old IMA Cadet Lost His Life

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