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Kannada actress Chethana Raj dies during fat removal surgery

By Jasleen Kaur -- May 17, 2022 4:29 pm -- Updated:May 17, 2022 4:29 pm

Bengaluru, May 17: A 21-year-old Kannada small screen actress, identified as Chethana Raj, died while undergoing fat removal surgery in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

It is learnt that her parents were not aware about her decision to undergo fat removal surgery. Chethana Raj's parents have alleged negligence on part of surgeons. They are also saying that the surgery was conducted without proper equipment.

Kannada actress Chethana Raj dies during fat removal surgery

Chethana Raj lived in Bengaluru's Abbigere. The hospital authorities maintained that the death occurred due to water getting deposited in her lungs during surgery. Chethana Raj had acted in popular serials 'Geetha', 'Doresaani', 'Olavina Nildana'. She had also acted in 'Havayaami', a Kannada movie.

Kannada actress Chethana Raj dies during fat removal surgery

As per Govinda Raj, father of Kannada small screen actress,, his daughter was admitted to the hospital at 8.30 am on Monday. However, by the time they got to know about it, the surgery had already started. There were no proper facilities in the ICU, he alleged.

Kannada actress Chethana Raj dies during fat removal surgery It is learnt the actor had undergone surgery without family members' knowledge. The actor's father said he would initiate legal action against the hospital authorities.

-PTC News with agency inputs 

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