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NDA cadet dies on his second day at the campus

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old cadet who joined the National Defence Academy (NDA) on Monday collapsed and fainted at the academy campus, police said. 

The authorities of the prestigious military academy have ordered a Court of Inquiry into the incident. NDA gave a statement to the press saying, “Cadet G Pratyush, a native of Bengaluru, had joined National Defence Academy on February 7 as part of 147th course. The cadet, on the next day, February 8, collapsed in his room, and despite best efforts he could not be revived. A post-mortem is being conducted to ascertain the cause of death. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident. The parents of the deceased cadet have been informed, and a report of the incident has been initiated with the appropriate Police Authority. A ceremony for the deceased cadet with full military honor was conducted on February 9.” 

After the death was reported, DCP (Zone 3) Poornima Gaikwad says a senior police official was immediately dispatched and an inquest examination was conducted in front of a magistrate. 

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