Chethana Raj, a Kannada television actress, died at a private hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka, where she was hospitalized on Monday, May 16, for ‘fat-free’ plastic surgery. As fluid began to gather in her lungs, the actress had problems. Despite attempts to save her, she breathed her last. Her parents have filed a lawsuit against the doctors, accusing them of incompetence.
Chethana Raj was well-known for her performances in daily soap operas like Geetha and Doresani. On May 16, she chose Shetty’s Cosmetic Centre in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, for ‘fat-free’ plastic surgery.
The surgery, however, did not go as anticipated. Chethana was transported to Kaade Hospital at 5.30 p.m. by anesthetist Melvin and the plastic surgery specialists, who threatened to treat her as if she had experienced a heart arrest.
Chethana could not be revived despite doctors at Kaade Hospital performing CPR for 45 minutes. In his complaint to the inspector of Basaveshwaranagar Police Station, ICU intensivist Dr Sandeep stated that Chethana was confirmed dead at 6.45 p.m. He further stated that the doctors at Shetty’s Cosmetic Centre were informed of Chethana’s death.
Chethana, according to claims, did not inform her parents about the procedure. She went to the hospital with some companions. However, she developed problems that led to her death.
Speaking to IndiaToday.in, Chethana’s uncle Rajappa said, “She is my younger brother’s daughter and she was acting in Kannada TV serials. Somebody had told her to reduce weight as she appeared fat. So, she went to Shetty hospital to remove the excess fat. The hospital is not equipped with an ICU and the surgery was done. After the surgery, water accumulated in her lungs. Later, they shifted her to another hospital nearby where she was declared ‘brought dead’.”