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NPYF seeks Nagaland CM's intervention on alleged med negligence death in Gurugram

Source: , Posted On:   09 August 2022

Dimapur | August 9

The youth wing of the NPP, the National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) has sought the Nagaland Chief Minister’s intervention on the investigation relating to the death of Rosy Sangma and Samuel Sangma from Nagaland, which occurred in Gurugram in June 2021. A three-member NPYF team from Meghalaya submitted a representation to the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio seeking the initiation of stringent action under appropriate sections of the IPC against the accused responsible for the deaths. 

The NPYF team – Dabo M Marak and Tengrik M Sangma, Working President and Secretary of the NPYF, Meghalaya along with Aldo A Sangma, Member of District Council, GHADC, submitted the representation in Kohima on August 9.

They later told a press conference in Dimapur that the Nagaland CM assured to take up the matter with the Union Home Ministry, soon. According to them, justice eludes the family of the deceased persons even as the CBI took over the investigation.

The team, citing the CBI preliminary report, told the media that Rosy’s death on June 24 and the subsequent death of her nephew, Samuel Sangma on June 25 were a consequence of “medical negligence and foul play” at the Alfaa Health Care Hospital in Gurugram where Rosy was admitted. They cited “findings of the preliminary inquiry” conducted by the CBI to support their claim. 

According to them, it was only after the Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma and MP from Tura, Agatha Sangma made fervent requests to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs that the CBI was directed to take up the case. The CBI subsequently carried out a preliminary inquiry and registered an FIR.

“We have come to appeal the (Nagaland) CM and the people of Nagaland and also the people of the Northeast to take up this issue seriously so that justice is delivered to Rosy and Samuel,” said Aldo Sangma. 

The representation to the CM further cited news reports, which claimed that the Rosy’s death was due to negligence on the part of treating doctors. Her death was “followed by the mysterious death of her nephew,” it held.   

While maintaining that the CBI should book the accused under Sections 302, Sections 337 and 338 in addition to the 304-A, the representation said, “There is sufficient material to indicate that the death was homicidal in nature, inasmuch as the patient upon her admission to the hospital did not indicate any such problem that would result in her death.”

By not pursuing the case under more stringent provisions of law, it said that a wrong message would be sent to the society at large and justice would not be served to the grieving family of the deceased. Further, it said that the death of Samuel Sangma “cannot be overlooked and must be duly considered by the CBI.”