Two IMA cadets die during military training exercise

IMA cadets IMA cadets death compensation Indian Military Academy

Two IMA cadets die during military training exercise

Postmortem reports have failed to establish the cause of death of two Indian Military Academy (IMA) cadets, hospital sources said.

They were part of a team of IMA cadets, who took part in a running exercise named "Pahla Kadam", in the Badshahi Bagh area of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh.

Deepak Sharma, 22, was undergoing pre-commission training at IMA, and was one of six cadets who collapsed during training, the report added. Deepak Sharma, a resident of Bhatinda in Punjab at Lehman hospital in Vikasnagar died.

"During the runback of the exercise, seven gentlemen cadets fell unwell due to dehydration". These two deaths have shocked the premier military training institute of the country.

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The condition of the five other cadets could not be ascertained, however, The Tribune, quoted an officer claiming that they were not in the local military hospital on Saturday morning. While majority were sent to the Military Hospital in Dehradun, Sharma was rushed to the nearest medical centre (Lehman Hospital) at Vikasnagar because his condition was critical.

Chhetri, too, was in the military hospital from where he was referred to another Dehradun hospital where the best medical treatment by specialised doctors was provided.

"The second individual (Chhetri) eventually passed away at 11.50 p.m. on August 19 despite best efforts of the doctors".

The other cadets were stable, the Army statement said. It said, "Wreaths were laid for both the departed cadets in separate ceremonies which were attended by all officers, junior commissioned officers and gentlemen cadets of the IMA". The Physician at the associated hospital of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC), Rameshwar Pandey said that many times a youngster looking fit could suffer from many diseases which could manifest later.

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