A 31-year-old cameraman of a news channel died of cardiac arrest while covering the Warerkar murders where 14 members of a family were brutally killed by Husnain Warerkar.
A 31-year-old cameraman of a news channel died of cardiac arrest while covering the Warerkar murders where 14 members of a family were brutally killed by Husnain Warerkar. The cameraman, identified as Ratan Radheshyam Bhowmik, went to Thane civil hospital in the morning to cover the incident. At the hospital, he complained of chest pain following which he collapsed and died of stroke, the police said. According to his family members, he had an angioplasty one-and-half years ago, but did not follow his diet owing to his hectic work schedule.
Bhowmik was working as a cameraman for News Nation channel. He is a resident of Kisan Nagar area in Thane. He has two younger brothers and was living with his parents. He started working as a cameraman five years ago.
One of his office colleagues, who was with Bhowmik on the assignment to cover the murders, on Sunday morning, said, “We were getting constant calls from the office to reach the murder spot at the earliest. When we had still not reached Kasarvadawli, we got the information that all the bodies had been to taken to Thane civil hospital. Therefore we decided to go to the hospital. When we reached there, Bhowmik starting complaining about chest pain. He went to see a doctor for a check up around 9am. The doctor told us that it was serious case and by 9.30 am the doctor told us that Bhowmik had died.”
Bhowmik’s brother Sunil confirmed that he had undergone angioplasty. “It was more than a year ago but he was not following the prescribed diet. Because of the work schedule, he was not able to manage his meal timings. He was our role model and our guide. After my father retired he was the one who supported the entire family,” the brother said.