Youth dies during Punjab police recruitment drive

Amritsar: A 25-year-old youth died today while participating in the 400-metre race during the Punjab Police recruitment drive here.

Satwinder Singh, resident of village Balsara of Gurdaspur district, started feeling breathlessness during the 400-metre race at Guru Nanak Stadium here. He lost stamina in anxiety to meet out the given time to finish the race, and fell on the ground, police said, adding he was examined by the doctors of the police medical camp and referred to a civil hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Police said he was presently doing job in a private firm at Ludhiana.

His body was shifted to government mortuary to be handed over to his family members after the autopsy, they said.

The real cause of his death will be ascertained only after postmortem report, they added.