The family of cricketer Ankit Keshri, who died in a tragic on-field incident on April 20, has lodged a complaint alleging the medical team of not providing the adequate treatment to their son at the right time. Keshri’s father also said that Ankit was shifted to the AMRI hospital (where he was treated) without his consent.
“Ankit was shifted to Nightingale Nursing Home where he died. He was shifted without my consent and for reasons best known to them. From the account of the accident and the subsequent process of treatment I suspect there is some foul play and also gross negligence.”
A police officer confirmed that they “have received the complaint and looking into it”.
Ankit Keshri, who lead Bengal U-19 team, charged in from deep cover to collect the ball in a club match against Bhowanipore and collided with his teammate Sourabh Mandal, who also charged in from the other end. According to a player who was fielding at point, Mondal’s knee crashed into Keshri’s head and neck region.
He was then rushed to the nearby hospital to get the necessary treatment where he showed signs of recovery in the first two days but early in the morning on April 20, he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was put on the ventilator before he being declared dead.