‘NDA compiling false report on my son’s death’
Goel was informed by a doctor in MH, Khadakwasla, that cardio and neurological tests were conducted on his son at the CH and that an internal inquiry had been set up to investigate his death.
"When he fainted twice in the third term in September 2012, NDA officers called me and told me my son is not able to complete Cross Country. I was about to come down to Pune when they told me it could be because of the diet. After that, I even told my son to eat proper food. At the time, there was no mention of admission to CH. Why has it come up now?"
Goel said when he had gone to claim his son's body, he had told NDA officials to 'not compile wrong information'. "I told them I am not in a good mental state, but please don't compile wrong information," Goel told this paper.
Goel said that after the third term, when Ajitesh had returned home, he had told his father they should consult a neurologist. "I took him to a physician in Bareilly but not a neurologist. His was a neurological problem. I wish I had taken him to one," Goel said. He said if Ajitesh was fit at the time of his SSB entrance, the neurological disorder in all likelihood developed during his days at the academy.
The NDA spokesperson did not answer calls. The reply to an email sent to the academy is awaited.