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Mysuru: Kick boxer dies, parents file complaint

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Mysuru: In a shocking incident, a young kickboxer from Mysuru died after a bout in Bengaluru. Nikhil, a 24-year-old kickboxer from the City, participated in the  State-level kickboxing championship organised by K-1 Kickboxing organisation of Kengeri on Sunday July 10.

Nikhil was facing an opponent inside the ring when a punch landed on him by his opponent. The impact of the punch put Nikhil on the ground only for the referee to stop the fight. He was rushed to a private hospital in Bengaluru. Nikhil, who was in a coma for two days, passed away on Wednesday July 13.

Cell phone-captured footage of the incident has surfaced in the media showing Nikhil collapsing due to the opponent’s single punch. Cremation was held in Mysuru on Wednesday. Parents of Nikhil have filed complaint with Jnanabharati Police alleging the organiser Ravi Shankar did not provide doctors and ambulance on the spot. They alleged that the utter negligence from the part of the organiser has caused the death of Nikhil. Ravi Shankar is absconding. Jnanabharati Police is investigating.

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