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Exhausted head constable dies while participating in a run at Jal Mahal

The run was being organized for policemen seeking promotion to the post of assistant sub inspector (ASI). Sushil was also participating in the run.

June 16, 2018, 5:17 pm

Jaipur police

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Jaipur: A 46-year-old head constable, identified as Sushil Kumar Sharma, fell unconscious while participating in a run at Jal Mahal and later died at a hospital on Friday. He was having difficulty in breathing when he was rushed to the hospital. Doctors soon declared him dead. Senior police officers including DCP, headquarters rushed to the hospital. According to preliminary reports, the run was being organized for policemen seeking promotion to the post of assistant sub inspector (ASI). Sushil was also participating in the run. Eyewitnesses said that he was out of breath and suddenly fell to the ground. He was unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Sushil had been promoted to ASI in a program recently held at police commissionerate. He was to complete the run as part of a physical test before being promoted as ASI. Sunil's family members and colleagues also arrived at the hospital. His daughter is currently preparing for medical entrance examination. It is not the first that exhaustion while running has led to policemen’s death in Rajasthan. In February last year, a police inspector, Hemant Kohali, died while running on a track during a physical test in Rajasthan police academy (RPA) in Jaipur. Koli was participating in a 2-km run when he collapsed on the track. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. Preliminary reports suggest that Koli was suffering from heart ailments. Similarly, a constable of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary died during a ‘walk-and-run’ organized to keep the policemen in Rajasthan fit and healthy. The incident took place in 2012. Then DGP Harish Chandra Meena was among those participating in the event. The constable, Bhawani Singh Shekhawat complained of chest pain and died in the hospital almost half-an-hour after completing the run.

First published: June 15, 2018