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Child dies after attending Ramdev's yoga camp

A 14-year-old boy died after attending a yoga camp of Guru Ramdev that began on Wednesday morning.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2007 15:31 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A 14-year-old boy died after attending a yoga science camp of Guru Ramdev that began in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning, said a man claiming to be his brother.

Superintendent of Police Amitav Thakur said it was not known whether the boy, Manoj Das, had participated in the camp. Thakur said Manoj was taken to the Capital Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Manoj, who was suffering from a rheumatic heart ailment, had come to the six-day camp to get cured of the disease, his brother Sarbeswar Das claimed.

After participating in the inaugural session, he felt unwell and died soon after, Sarbeswar said.

"We (police) don't know whether he participated in the camp or not," Thakur said.

Purushottam Patra, chairman of the out-patient department at the yoga camp, said Manoj had come to the OPD and a doctor had examined him.

"As his condition was stated to be serious, we took personal care to shift him to Capital Hospital," Patra said.

Patra said he was not sure whether Manoj had participated in the yoga exercises.

Manoj, who belonged to Gobindapur village in Jagatsinghpur district, had come to the camp with his brother.

Capital Hospital's Chief Medical Officer Sugat Kar said Manoj had been "received dead" at the hospital.

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