New Delhi: A 12-year-old Iraqi boy died, allegedly after he was given anaesthesia at a private clinic in Gurgaon on Saturday night.

The boy, Ahmad Imad Faisal who was from Baghdad had hearing and speech impairment since birth. His father Imad Faisal had brought him to India for treatment.

Imad in his complaint to police said that he took his son to Fortis Hospital’s OPD Saturday, where doctors recommended that Ahmad undergo a MRI test. He took Ahmad to Modern Diagnostics and Research Centre, a private clinic near Fortis hospital.

Shortly after being administered anaesthesia before the test, Ahmad became “unresponsive,” Imad claimed. He was immediately rushed to Fortis hospital where he was declared dead.

Ahmad’s body was sent for post-mortem on Sunday.

“It is unclear whether this happened because of a large amount of anaesthetic being administered. Samples of his viscera have been sent for further examination to determine the exact amount of the drug in the body,” said the doctor who conducted post-mortem.

Police said they have informed the Embassy of Iraq about the incident.



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