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Kerala student injured by hammer during athlete meet, dies

Kottayam, Oct 21 (UNI) A teenager student volunteer, who was seriously injured after a hammer thrown by a contestant, struck his head, died here on Monday.
The incident had occurred during the 63rd Kerala State Junior Athletics Championships at the municipal stadium in Pala here early this month.
Apheel Johnson (17), a plus one student of St Thomas Higher Secondary School in Pala, has been undergoing treatment for the last 16 days at the Medical College Hospital here, hospital sources said.
The body will be handed over to the relatives after autopsy.
A three-member committee was formed by the government to probe the incident. Former physical education director of Kerala University K K Venu, former athletics coach of Sports Authority of India M B Sathyanandan and Arjuna awardee V Diju are the members of the panel.
The championship was postponed after the accident.
Police had registered a case against the State Athletic Association officials for irresponsibly conducting the event.
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Pondy Speaker disqualifies Cong MLA under 'Anti-Defection Act'

10 Jul 2020 | 9:11 PM

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