While Rosy Sangma reportedly died at Alfaa Hospital in Sector-10, Gurugram on June 24 after consuming ice cream while she was in the ICU, her nephew, Samuel Sangma, later died by suicide at a hotel in Gurugram where he was staying.
Following the news of the deaths, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma expressed concern over the incident and has offered to extend help to their bereaved family members. Sangma also assured that no stone will be left unturned to unravel the mysterious death.
While urging him to take cognizance of the case, Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah to intervene as per law and ensure justice to the deceased persons.
In his letter, Sangma said: “Incidence of this nature and the perception generated thereof have serious negative ramifications and pose serious challenges on peace, harmony and unity of the Nation”.
Similarly, Lok Sabha MP Agatha Sangma said that prima facie, the deaths appear “to be a case of orchestrated homicide, which requires investigation of highest order to underneath the truth leading to the death of two young persons in their prime”.
“I, therefore urge upon you to initiate necessary investigation at the earliest and book the perpetrators of the crime in consonance with the law of the land and deliver justice to the grieving family of Lt. Rosy Sangma and Lt. Samuel Sangma,” the MP wrote in her letter to the Union home minister.
Meanwhile, the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), an umbrella body of several student unions of the region, has expressed deep anguish over the incident. It has demanded a thorough investigation on both the deaths.