Adit Balakrishnan : 21-year-old Student Dies of Snake Bite Near Bengaluru

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : 21-Year-Old Medical Student Succumbs to Snakebite Shortly After Convocation Ceremony in Bengaluru

In a heart-wrenching turn of events, a 21-year-old medical student tragically lost his life to a snakebite just hours after his convocation ceremony at the Sri Siddhartha Medical College (SSMC) campus. The incident unfolded on the outskirts of Tumakuru, situated 80km away from Bengaluru, shattering the joyous atmosphere that had enveloped the campus.

The young victim has been identified as Adit Balakrishnan, hailing from Thrissur, Kerala, and was a student of the esteemed Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education. According to the police reports, the venomous snakebite occurred around 11 pm while Adit was returning from the convocation. Unbeknownst to him, the fatal encounter with the venomous creature took place. Accompanied by his mother and relatives, Adit reached his residence, only to collapse upon arrival. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where his unfortunate demise was pronounced, as stated in a report by TOI.

The autopsy report further confirmed the cause of death, revealing significant levels of venom in Adit’s blood samples. Despite the joyous occasion of receiving his MBBS degree during the convocation, graced by esteemed dignitaries like Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor and SAHE chancellor and home minister G Parameshwara, Adit’s life was tragically cut short by the venomous snakebite.

Dr. Prabhakara GN, the vice-principal of SSMC, expressed his deepest condolences, acknowledging Adit as an exceptional student and emphasizing the shock and grief that has enveloped the institution.

Adit’s mother and relatives, who had traveled from Thrissur to be part of the momentous convocation ceremony, now find themselves waiting for Adit’s father, who is expected to arrive from Italy to perform the final rites.

This devastating incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of life and the fragility of human existence. Adit’s untimely demise has cast a veil of sorrow over the entire medical community and serves as a potent reminder of the need for vigilance and awareness, even in moments of celebration. The loss of such a promising young individual is a tragedy that will be mourned by all who knew him, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.

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