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Teenager hit with cricket ball dies

The obsession for the game of cricket proved fatal, for a teenaged boy when a cricket ball hit him in his chest during a match and later he died on the ground.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2009 19:41 IST

The obsession for the game of cricket proved fatal, for a teenaged boy on sunday when a cricket ball hit him in his chest during a match and later he died on the ground.

According to the police sources, Vinod Kumar, aged 19 years,son of Ramesh Chander, had gone to play a cricket match at the local CRPF grounds on Sunday.

While batting he was hit by a cricket ball in the chest. As soon as the speeding ball hit him, he got unconscious and fell down on the ground. Others players rushed to him and gave him some water. He gained consciousness after a while and resumed batt ing only to fall down again.

At this time, he was taken to a private hospital by his team mates, where he was declared dead by doctors. A pall of gloom descended on the family which resides outside

Zira gate here as the news of his death broke out. The deceased was working in a private company whereas his father was employed with the fire brigade unit.