Police recruitment drive: Fifth candidate dies

A statement released by the hospital said the patient suffered from heat stroke and dehydration and probable cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest.

| Mumbai | Published: June 18, 2014 1:22:07 am

Another candidate who had appeared for the police recruitment test died on Tuesday evening, four days after he was admitted to a hospital.

Gahininath Adinath Latpate (25), hailing from Beed, is the fifth candidate to have died during the recent police recruitment drive.

According to sources, Latpate appeared for the five-km run at Vikhroli recruiting camp around 7.45 am Friday. He fainted during the run after which he was taken to a hospital in Ghatkopar and was later shifted to Plantinum hospital in Mulund, where he died around 10.40 pm on Tuesday.

A statement released by the hospital said the patient suffered from heat stroke and dehydration and probable cause of death was cardio-respiratory arrest due to multi-organ failure.

According to sources, Latpate was DEd but had failed to find a job.

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