Goa police file FIR against the organizers of Ironman 70.3 race

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Panaji: Goa police have filed FIR against the organizers of Ironman 70.3 race organizers for culpable homicide and criminal conspiracy after 26-year-old participant died during the race, held in October this year.

Kamakhya Siddharth, one of the participant from Ranchi, had died in a private hospital due to multiple organ failure, a day after he collapsed during the race in Panaji. He had collapsed 500 metres ahead of the finish line.

A senior police officer said that victim’s father had filed a zero FIR at Ranchi police station from where the case was transferred to Goa.

He said that the case was registered under various sections of Indian Penal Code including 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 379 (theft), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy).

“The complaint by the victim’s father had alleged that the organizers failed to provide him immediate medical treatment after he collapsed due to which he died,” police officer said adding that the father has also alleged that organizers stole a wrist watch that his son was wearing and also deleted his record from the race event.

The father has also accused the organizers of deleting CCTV footage of he event, resulting in destruction of evidence.

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