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SHOCKING: Kickboxer passes away after being hit by opponent during state-level competition in Karnataka

The accident took place on 10 July during the kickboxing championship held at the Pai International Building in Bengaluru.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 14 July 2022 7:07 pm

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The Bengaluru police have recorded a case of negligence against the organisers of the state-level K1 kickboxing championship after the death of a kickboxer as he received a massive blow from his opponent during a match as per officials on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Nikhil S, who is a 23-year-old boy. He is a resident of Mysuru and is the youngest son of Mrs Vimala R and Mr Suresh P. The accident took place on 10 July during the kickboxing championship held at the Pai International Building located in Jnana Jyothi Nagar in Gnana Bharathi, Bengaluru. 

The complaint filed by Nikhil’s father Mr Suresh P, at the  Jnanabarathinagar police has registered a case against the organisers Navin Ravishankar and K1 Kickboxing Association for causing death by negligence. 

Laxman B Nimbargi, deputy commissioner of police (West) said, “the case has been registered against the organisers, we are going to verify whether they had taken permission to conduct the championship, the safety measures are taken during the event and necessary action will be taken”.

Suresh P, a retired employee of a private firm in Mysuru, addressed in the complaint that his younger son Nikhil S took part in a competition organised by Rapid Fitness Gym on the 5th floor of the Pai International building at the Jnanabharati campus.

On Sunday, around 6 pm, Suresh received a phone call that Nikhil was shifted to the hospital as he was injured during the competition. Nikhil was first taken to GM Hospital in Nagarabhavi and was then shifted to Manipal Hospital in Yeshwanthpur, where he passed away because of his injuries.

Father blames lack of medical facilities

Suresh has questioned the lack of medical facilities at the venue which led to the tragic incident. According to him, Nikhil fell to the ground after he was hit by his opponent and sustained a head injury due to the thin sponge mat. An unconscious Nikhil was carried from the 5th floor to the ground floor and then was taken in a private vehicle, which has led to the further deterioration of his condition.

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