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19-year-old dies during sports event

Friends of Jibin Sunny (below) gather at Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, on Friday.  

A 19-year old nursing student collapsed and died while participating in a sports event in his college on Friday morning.

Mumbai: December 14, 2018 : Jibin Sunny, the Somya College student died while playing Tug-of-War in his college on Friday. Photo: Special Arrangements

Mumbai: December 14, 2018 : Jibin Sunny, the Somya College student died while playing Tug-of-War in his college on Friday. Photo: Special Arrangements   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangements

The deceased, Jibin Sunny, was a student of K.J. Somaiya School and Nursing College, Sion and was participating in a tug-of-war on the Somaiya college campus in Vidyavihar, officials said.

He was rushed to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, where he was declared dead before admission. The Tilak Nagar police were informed and a team was sent to conduct inquiries at the hospital and the college, the police said.

Investigating officers said that no external injuries were detected, and that they are still awaiting a cause of death. “We have registered an Accidental Death Report for now,” Police Inspector Sushil Kamble, Tilak Nagar police station said.

A Somaiya college spokesperson said, “Jibin was a healthy student and athlete. This is very unfortunate. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, teachers and friends. We stand with them in this difficult time.”

A forensic expert at the Rajawadi Hospital’s post-mortem centre said that there was a contusion on the occipital region, in the posterior part of the head. However, there was no skull fracture. “It is possible that he had a concussion — a brain injury due to a blow or violent shaking of the head. But a concussion is not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, we have sent the samples for histopathology and chemical analysis,” a doctor said. The deceased also had a large heart, which experts say signifies an underlying congenital heart condition, mostly cardiomyopathy, which may have remained undiagnosed.

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