A video of a person spraying the contents of a fire extinguisher amid utter chaos allegedly at the KK show in Kolkata on Tuesday has come to light.
Soon after the show ended, singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, collapsed and passed away.
The footage of chaos and poor audience management at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium is exclusively available with India Today. During the show, many KK fans, who didn’t have passes, had lined up outside the auditorium to enter the venue.
However, chaos broke out outside the venue soon, following which the authorities allegedly sprayed a fire extinguisher on the people in a bid to disperse the crowd.
A fan who attended the concert said there was massive crowding. “The capacity of the auditorium was 2,500-3,000. But attendance was almost double,” the fan said.
The Kolkata Police has registered an unnatural death case over the death of the popular singer. KK on Tuesday, May 31, collapsed at the Grand Hotel in Kolkata after returning from a show. He was rushed to a private hospital in the city, where he was pronounced dead.
After KK was declared dead on Tuesday, the Kolkata Police registered an unnatural death case. Some injuries have been noticed on the singer’s face and head. An autopsy will confirm the cause of death. The police are going through the footage at the hotel and are talking to the hotel staffers as well as the singer’s team.
Meanwhile, BJP’s national vice-president Dilip Ghosh blamed the administration for the chaos at the auditorium. “Mismanagement creates this type of a situation when a celebrity visits. The administration has a responsibility to provide protection to such celebrities,” he said.
“Just imagine the state inside the hall after the AC was switched off in such heat. I don’t know if he became ill due to that, eventually leading to his demise. It seems the government doesn’t have any control,” he added. A video of KK seemingly complaining about the heat in the auditorium has also surfaced. He is seen wiping his sweat on a towel and then talking to a team member pointing upwards.