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Mumbai MRI death case: FIR registered; doctor on duty, two other staff suspended

Mumbai: In a freaking incident, a 32-year-old man died after he was sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI
) machine in Mumbai's Nair Hospital on Saturday evening.

Rajesh Maru, a salesman at a garment shop, had entered the room with an oxygen cylinder to help an elderly patient at the behest of a ward boy. Metals are not allowed inside the MRI room.

“He (Maru) was admitted into MRI room with an oxygen tank when no metal items are allowed. Hospital attendant at MRI room said that the MRI machine was not switched on, but he could go in. He was pulled in by the magnetic force of the machine. He was shifted to trauma but died later,” said a relative of the victim.

According to Maru's brother-in-law, Harish Solanki, the deceased had gone to visit his mother who was admitted to the hospital.

"He went there to visit my ailing mother but we did not know he would meet such a fate. We all are in shock. A ward boy told him to carry an oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room which is prohibited. It all happened because of the carelessness of hospital`s doctors and administration. No security guard was either present to tell him that he should not carry oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room," said Solanki.

Solanki further said the MRI machine was functioning when Maru was called in, though the hospital has denied it.