The woman's post-mortem report stated that she had "suffocated to death", the police said.

23-year-old woman dies at Skrillex concert in Gurgaon due to suffocationImage for representation
news Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 09:23

A 23-year-old woman fell unconscious at a music concert by American EDM artist Skrillex in Gurgaon on Sunday evening and died on her way to the hospital, reported Hindustan Times.

Her post-mortem report stated that she had "suffocated to death", the police said.

The woman, Aanchal Arora, was a resident of Pitampura in Delhi and she had come to the concert along with her friends. Arora was dancing at the concert when she fell unconscious, the police said.

"It is a case of vasovagal attack. This is a disorder that causes a rapid drop in heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in decreased blood flow to the brain and fainting. Vasovagal attack is the most common cause for fainting. The disorder is also referred to as neurocardiogenic syncope. This happens due to suffocation," Dr Deepak Mathur, forensic expert at the Civil hospital, who conducted the autopsy, told Hindustan Times.

According to The Times of India, one of Arora's friends also fell unconscious and is now in intensive care.

The police was informed about the incident by the hospital.

ACP (DLF) Ramesh Pal told Hindustan Times that the organisers did not manage the event properly. "The event was not well-managed. While seeking an NOC for the event, the organisers had said they expected a crowd of about 5,000. But, nearly 10,000 people turned up for the concert. The venue was congested."

He added, "Arora had no disease or illness. She was last seen dancing. We have asked the team to get CCTV and video recording from the venue to ensure that there was no foul play. The body was handed over to the family on Monday after a post-mortem examination. The family has refused to pursue the case".

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