After several representations from Northeast leaders to Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the suspicious death of two Dimapur relatives – Rosy Sangma and Samuel Sangma in Gurugram, Haryana last month – the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to handover the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
It was a shocking case of alleged medical negligence when Rosy Sangma, a resident of Nagaland’s Dimapur, passed away on June 24 at a hospital in Gurugram, reportedly after doctors fed her ice cream while she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
A top source told EastMojo, “The case will be handed over to the CBI in a few days.”
Officials familiar with the development said the premier investigative agency will register an FIR after receiving a formal notification of the case through MHA later this week.
The incident took place at Alphaa Hospital in Guragam, Haryana, where Rosy was reportedly admitted for treatment. Video recordings by her cousin Samuel Sangma encountering the healthcare workers, including a doctor, on the matter were widely circulated on the Internet. Unable to overcome the shock, Samuel, her nephew, allegedly committed suicide a day later, on June 25.
The incident evoked widespread condemnation from citizens and leaders across the spectrum in the Northeast.
Several Meghalaya leaders condemned the ‘mysterious’ death of two residents, with Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma expressing concern over the incident. He offered to extend help to their bereaved family members and assured that no stone would be left unturned to unravel the mysterious death.
Meghalaya Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma had written to the 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”.
Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik had also written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking justice over the alleged mysterious deaths of two members of a Garo family in Gurugram.
Tripura royal scion and Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) chairman Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman had also expressed concern over the incident.
Taking to social media, Deb Barman said that the suspicious death of Rosy Sangma and Samuel Sangma in Gurgaon needed to be addressed at the earliest. He also said that he would speak with and write to Union home minister Amit Shah and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in this regard.
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