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Late cricketer Ankit Keshri's family alleges foul play

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Cricket Lovers offering floral tribute to young cricketer Ankit Keshri near Eden Gardens

Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The family of Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri, who died after an on-field collision, has filed a police complaint alleging foul play and gross medical negligence, police said on Thursday.

In his complaint filed at the Bidhannagar police station on Wednesday, Raj Kumar Keshri, the father of the deceased cricketer, alleged that the AMRI Hospital, where his son was admitted on April 17 with a head injury, shifted him to another hospital without his consent.

"Ankit was shifted to Nightingale Nursing Home where he died. He was shifted without my consent and for reasons best known to them. From the account of the accident and the subsequent process of treatment I suspect there is some foul play and also gross negligence," Keshri said in the complaint.

A police officer confirmed that they "have received the complaint and looking into it".

Raj Kumar Keshri also made a complaint to the West Bengal Medical Council, seeking a probe into the alleged medical negligence.

Earlier, city based rights group Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) had approached city police commissioner Surojit Kar Purokayastha seeking a probe into Ankit's "unnatural" death and punishment for all those responsible for his demise.

APDR secretary Ranjit Sur in his complaint alleged that Ankit was cremated "without post-mortem".

Ankit, a former Bengal Under-19 captain, was hospitalised with a head injury on April 17 after colliding with teammate Sourav Mondal while fielding for his club East Bengal during a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) senior knockout match against Bhowanipore. He succumbed to injuries three days later.

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