Software engineer dies while running on treadmill

Kolkata, May 20  A software engineer died after he fell down while running on treadmill as part of an exercise regime on Saturday, police said.

Police have started an investigation after registering a case of unnatural death, an officer at the Newtown police station said.

According to eyewitnesses, the 24-year-old techie Amar M apparently lost his balance while running on the treadmill at his office gym in the satellite township New Town and fell.

Amar, a resident of Bengaluru, lost consciousness and was rushed to a private hospital which pronounced him dead.

“He was running on the treadmill. Hr felt uneasy and fell. As his condition worsened, he was sent in an ambulance to hospital,” said a security officer at the gym.

“The patient was brought dead. We conducted an ECG which recorded a flat line. The cause and the nature of injury can be ascertained only after post mortem,” said Colombia Hospital General Manager Arindam Bandopadhyay.

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