Navy cadet found dead in Kerala academy, family alleges foul play

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Kozhikode, May 18: The death of a 26-year-old cadet at the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala's Ezhimala near here has caused raised eyebrows, with the family alleging foul play.

Gudeppa Sooraj, a first term Indian Naval Academy Course cadet, was found in an unconscious and unresponsive state on the floor of the INA's academic wing by a duty sailor instructor at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, a release from the PRO of the academy said today.

Navy cadet from Kerala found unconscious at academy, dies later

He was immediately rushed to the ICU of Indian Naval Hospital Navjivani and administered IV Fluid resuscitation, the release said.

Later, he was shifted to Pariyaram Medical College and Hospital in Kannur district. A medical specialist and medical assistants accompanied him.

The cadet developed two episodes of cardiac arrest at PMCH and all efforts to revive him failed and he was declared dead at 2.30 am on Thursday, the release said.

However, Sooraj's family in a statement has alleged that relation between Sooraj and the INA officials was not good, the Payanur Police said.

The family has alleged that Sooraj's death did not occur under normal circumstances, the police said. The police have begun a probe into the entire episode.

PTI

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