Mumbai Shocker! Man sucked into MRI machine, killed; Rs 5 lakh compensation to deceased kin by CM Fadnavis

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New Delhi | Updated: January 29, 2018 6:32 AM

Mumbai MRI death case: On Saturday night, Rajesh Maru was killed in an unfortunate incident when he was sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. As per the latest report, All three accused in MRI death case at Nair Hospital detained by Agripada police station.

Mumbai Police registered a case against ward boy under sec 304 (A). The relatives of Maru allege he was asked by a ward boy to carry the cylinder inside the MRI room.

On Saturday night, a 32-year-old man, Rajesh Maru was killed in an unfortunate incident when he was sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. Maru reportedly walked into the room carrying an oxygen cylinder at Nair hospital in Mumbai. Following the incident, Mumbai Police registered a case against ward boy under sec 304 (A). The relatives of Maru allege he was asked by a ward boy to carry the cylinder inside the MRI room. However, the Nair hospital said that Maru entered the room without any permission. The shocking bit was Rajesh Maru was visiting his ailing mother who was admitted to the hospital.

While speaking to ANI, Maru’s brother-in-law, Harish Solanki, said that his mother was admitted in the hospital and the deceased went to visit her. “He went there to visit my ailing mother but we did not know he would meet such a fate. We all are in shock. A ward boy told him to carry an oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room which is prohibited. It all happened because of the carelessness of hospital’s doctors and administration. No security guard was either present to tell him that he should not carry oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room,” Harish Solanki added.

Maru’s brother-in-law stated, “As he entered the room the MRI machine sucked him in due to the magnetic force as he had oxygen cylinder with him. He died within 2 minutes. No hospital authority has approached us accepting their mistake. The body has been sent for the postmortem in JJ Hospital.

Rajesh Maru’s family said that he died at Nair Hospital due to negligence by hospital staff last night. Following that family of Rajesh Maru protest outside the dean’s cabin at the hospital. The family was accompanied with local people & BJP MLA MP Lodha. They demand immediate action should be taken against the culprit & compensation.

The hospital has said that one ward boy who had given the oxygen cylinder containing metal to Rajesh Maru suspended by hospital Dean. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs for the family of the victim Rajesh Maru.

FIR has been registered against Doctor Siddhant Shah, ward boy Vitthal Chavan & one lady ward attendant Sunita Surve under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence). CCTV footage of the incident has been handed over to the police by hospital authorities. Further investigation underway. As per the latest report, All three accused in MRI death case at Nair Hospital detained by Agripada police station.

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