The journalist community in Kerala is shocked by the sudden death of Anusree Pillai, a young journalist who had done stints in both TV channels and digital media portals. She was just 28 years-old, according to her friends.
Media reports say that Anusree had severe stomach pain on Monday and was rushed to the Pattamanthitta Chungappara primary health centre, where she collapsed on arrival. She was then immediately taken to a private hospital in Kozhancherry, where she was declared dead later. The body has been kept at the Kottayam medical college for post mortem.
Anusree was working as a chief copy editor at Times groupâ€™s Malayalam portal samayam.com. Earlier, she had been an anchor with channels like India Vision, Jai Hind TV and Kerala Vision.
Some reports quote her family stating that the death was due to medical negligence, but Kottayam Medical college authorities told TNM that cause of death will be known only after post mortem.