Aspirant dies of ‘heart attack’ during practice

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2016 16:12 IST
Sanju, 22, who always dreamt of becoming a cop, was working hard to make his dream come true. (HT Photo)

Sanju, 22, who always dreamt of becoming a cop, was working hard to make his dream come true and had been practicing hard for Wednesday’s recruitment for the past one month, died of heart attack when he was doing running practice in his locality.

For the past one month, every morning he would get up and go for running, but his family had never imagined that Wednesday morning will become tragic for them.

Sanju left home at 4 am, an hour earlier as it was an important day of his life.

As per information, he died of heart attack outside Ravidass Gurdwara when he was running back to his home. As per information, Sanju, collapsed on the road. A tea vendor near the gurdwara, saw him and he called up the police control room. When a PCR team reached there, he was already dead.

Sanju, who was working in a sports goods factory, was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents. Sanju’s elder brother also died of heart attack around 14 years ago.

His father, Raju Kumar, said that his son always wanted to be in the Punjab Police. “Since he was not a graduate, he did not apply for the inspector’s post but he was determined to get recruited as a constable, he was so excited and hopeful, he woke up early, went to practice but the day for which he was so excited proved tragic for us,” an emotional father said.

Sunil Kumar, Sanju’s childhood friend, said that Sanju was always so enthusiast when it thought of a police job.

“Since our childhood, when we would play, he would always become a policeman,” said Kumar.

Police commissioner Arpit Shukla expressed condolence with the bereaved family.

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