A 21-year-old Kannada actor died yesterday, days after a fat removal surgery at a private hospital in Bengaluru. Chethana Raj, a popular TV actor, developed complications after the surgery, her family alleges.
A case has been filed against doctors at Dr Shetty’s Cosmetic Clinic in Rajajinagar on a police complaint by her parents.
Chethana Raj was admitted to the hospital on May 16 for the surgery. After the surgery, her lungs reportedly filled up with fluid. She died after a cardiac arrest on Monday.
Her parents have alleged negligence by doctors of Dr Shetty’s and have lodged a complaint with the police.
According to reports, doctors tried to revive her through CPR for 45 minutes but couldn’t. On realising that she was unresponsive, the doctors reportedly took her to the nearby Kaade Hospital.
The Kaade hospital has alleged that they were forced to violate protocol for a patient who was bought unresponsive.
Chethana Raj was a popular actor, known for her daily soaps.