‘We thought he was sleeping’: 17-yr-old Srinagar boy dies of sudden ‘cardiac arrest’

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A 17-year-old boy from Nowgam area of Srinagar became yet another victim of sudden heart attack in the Kashmir valley.

Identified as Unaib Khurshid son of Khurshid Ahmad died of a sudden cardiac arrest at his house according to the family members.

Talking to The Kashmir Walla, a relative of the deceased said, “He was sleeping in his room and we thought he must have been tired as he didn’t wake up despite repeated calls,”

The relative who is the cousin of Khurshid said it was around 1 PM in the day that his father broke the door of his room only to find him dead in his room, “When he didn’t wake up despite repeated knocks and yelling, his father broke the door. He wasn’t sleeping but he had died,” said Abrar Fayaz as he broke down.

Kashmir valley has been witnessing a rise in heart attacks among the youth, doctors have raised alarm over the issue and called for life style changes and also investigations into the sudden deaths among the youth.

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