DDCA employee accused of stealing TV set from Feroz Shah Kotla dies of heart attack

DDCA employee Ratan Singh who worked as a dressing room caretaker was seen in the CCTV footage purportedly stealing an LED TV set from the match referee's room.

PTI April 28, 2017 20:55:16 IST
DDCA employee accused of stealing TV set from Feroz Shah Kotla dies of heart attack

New Delhi: Hours after a case was registered against him for allegedly stealing a TV set from Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, a 45-year-old DDCA employee died of a heart attack at his house in Shahbad Dairy, police said on Friday.

DDCA employee accused of stealing TV set from Feroz Shah Kotla dies of heart attack

Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Getty Images

Ratan Singh who worked as a dressing room caretaker was seen in the CCTV footage purportedly stealing an LED TV set from the match referee's room.

This matter was brought to the notice of Justice (Rtd) Vikramajit Sen, the court-appointed administrator of DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association).

He ordered that a police complaint be registered against the DDCA employee.

A complaint was lodged at central Delhi's IP Estate police station on Thursday and the CCTV footage was submitted to them.

Police had started the probe on Thursday and were planning to summon Singh but were informed on Friday that he died of a heart attack at his residence in Shahbad Dairy area of Rohini.

He passed away in his sleep. He was rushed to a hospital this morning where he was declared brought dead, a senior police officer said.

Singh was in-charge of ensuring dressing room security. He used to take care of the players' kits and had been working at the stadium for nearly 15 years.

It is suspected that he was was facing financial issues and was depressed.

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