KK death: Case of 'Unnatural death' registered by Kolkata Police, postmortem report awaited
New Delhi, Jun 01: Kolkata Police has registered a case of unnatural death over the demise of renowned Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK, a senior officer said on Wednesday.
The case has been lodged with New Market Police Station under whose jurisdiction falls the five-star hotel where KK had put up and felt unwell before being taken to a hospital on Tuesday night, he told PTI.
According to reports, his face and head bore injuries. "We have started an investigation into singer KK's death and a case of unnatural death has been registered with the New Market Police Station. We are talking to the hotel authorities and scrutinising CCTV footage to understand what had happened before he was taken to the hospital," the police officer said, adding that two persons have been questioned in connection with the case.
An initial probe has revealed that the 53-year-old singer, who was on a two-day tour to Kolkata to perform at two college programmes, was "almost mobbed" by fan followers at the hotel where he had returned after performing at Nazrul Mancha auditorium in the southern part of the city, he said.
"The singer had allowed a couple of fan followers to take snaps with him, but then he refused to carry on with the selfie session. He left the lobby and went upstairs where he had reportedly stumbled and fallen on the floor. People who were with him informed the hotel authorities," the officer said.
KK was then rushed to a private hospital in the southern part of the city where he was declared "brought dead" by doctors, he said, adding that probably because of the fall, the singer had two injuries -- one on the left side of his forehead and another on his lips.
"He was brought to the hospital around 10 pm. It's unfortunate that we could not treat him," a senior official of the hospital said.
Doctors at the hospital said they suspected "cardiac arrest" to be the cause of the death. A post-mortem examination will be conducted during the day to ascertain the exact cause of his death, he added.
"The autopsy report will throw light on the exact cause of death. We are waiting for it," the police officer said. Meanwhile, the singer's wife reached the city and went to the hospital where his body has been kept.
Meanwhile, a case of Unnatural death' has been filed by the Kolkata police on Wednesday. The case was registered at the New Market police station.
KK performed at a concert organised by Gurudas College at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata for almost an hour in the evening. Doctors believe that KK died due to a cardiac arrest.
The 53-year-old singer was reportedly feeling sick after performing at the concert and complained of uneasiness.
The post-mortem of his body would be conducted at the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday. According to the police, after getting the family's consent and body identification process, an inquest and post-mortem will be conducted.
''One case of unnatural death has been registered with New Market PS regarding the death of singer KK. After getting the family's consent, an inquest and post-mortem will be done. Arrangements are being made for the postmortem at SSKM hospital, Kolkata,'' Police said.