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Injured govinda dies after 8 days

mumbai Updated: Sep 10, 2010 02:05 IST
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Eight days after a 22-year-old man sustained severe head injury on Janmashtami, he succumbed to his injury at Sion hospital.

He is the second govinda to die of injuries suffered during the dahi handi celebrations.

Kurla resident Deepak More was admitted to Sion hospital on September 4, after his head hit a metal bar when he was travelling atop a truck along with members of the Bal Ganesh Mitra Mandal.

"The truck was on a road in Sion where vehicles higher than 14 ft were not allowed and the boys were standing. Deepak's head hit a iron rod that marked the 14-ft height," said Praveen More, Deepak's brother.

More underwent a surgery on September 4, and was kept on life support system.

"Earlier the doctors were hopeful that Deepak would survive, but last night they told us he was critical," Praveen said.

"He was critical since he was admitted and he never recovered from his head injury. He succumbed to the injury on Thursday," said Dr Sandhya Kamath, dean of Sion hospital.

On September 5, Dnyaneshwarnagar resident Kishore Kamble (21) of Om Sai Mitr Mandal had died after being unwell for the past few days after falling thrice during the dahi handi celebrations.

On Thursday, members of the Bal Ganesh Mitra Mandal gathered at More's Kurla residence to offer their condolences. "As part of the insurance scheme that we have for all our govindas, his family will be given Rs 1.5 lakh," said Sudhir Khatu, a senior member of the mandal.

A police officer from Kalachowkie police station where Rajendra More, the deceased's father, was posted said: "More had been on leave since the day his son was admitted to the ICU. He had been under tremendous stress."