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Girl dies at Pune cantonment hospital, relatives cry foul

The 17-year-old was taken to the cantonment hospital as she had low platelet count

pune Updated: Jul 20, 2018 17:50 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Relatives of the girl who died at the cantonment hospital have complained that she died due to negligence by doctors. (HT PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY )

A 17-year-old girl died while undergoing treatment at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel cantonment hospital on Wednesday evening. Relatives of the girl have complained that she died due to negligence by doctors. A Lashkar police station official said, “The girl was taken to the cantonment hospital as she had low platelet count. She died at the hospital on Wednesday. Relatives of the girl have complained that she died due to negligence of doctors. We are awaiting post-mortem report to ascertain the exact cause of death.”

Unidentified body found on tracks near Begdewadi railway station

A man, estimated to be in his mid-thirties, died after being allegedly hit by a Lonavla-Pune local train on Wednesday. The train which leaves Lonavla at 8:40 pm reaches Pune at 10 pm and covers 15 stations on its way. The man’s death was recorded in an accidental death report at the Pune railway police station. The police suspect the victim must have been crossing the tracks at the Begdewadi railway station that falls under the Dehu road railway police station jurisdiction.

“We found the body of a well-dressed man, but did not find any identification on the person. The man was not wearing any shoes and his feet were muddy,” said assistant sub-inspector (ASI) PT Kardale of Chinchwad railway police outpost. The victim, around 5 feet 2 inch tall, was found wearing a grey shirt , black trousers and a leather waist belt. In the first nine days of July, 11 deaths were recorded on the railway tracks in Pune division. The unidentified man, whose body was stitched together and sent for post-mortem, was the twelfth in the list.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 17:50 IST