The death of 21-year-old ITI student Mrinal Majumder at Birubari has cast a shadow over Guwahati. Mrinal died after India’s World Cup final loss, leaving his family and community in mourning.
Mrinal’s family said the World Cup final loss devastated the young man, who had no pre-existing health difficulties. Mrinal reportedly laboured through the night, devastated by the loss.
The situation was so dire that Mrinal’s relatives rushed him to Hayat Hospital in the early hours. Doctors proclaimed him dead upon arrival despite their efforts. The body has been taken to Guwahati Medical College Hospital for a postmortem to determine the cause of death.
The incident shook the area and showed fans’ emotional commitment in the World Cup. Mrinal’s tragic death shows how sports may affect people beyond enjoyment.
The family believes Mrinal’s death was caused by the cricket match’s emotional impact, but the postmortem will determine the cause. Authorities await results to determine if any underlying circumstances caused this terrible incident.