Shillong: Following her gradual recovery at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) Hospital in Shillong, women’s rights activist Agnes Kharshiing is likely to be shifted to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru for specialised and thorough treatment.
Family sources informed EastMojo that they are already in talks with doctors in Bengaluru. They will come to a conclusion after following their expert recommendations.
The Meghalaya-based anti-corruption and women’s rights activist was attacked by unidentified miscreants on November 6. Police sources suspect the attack a handiwork of the coal mafias active in the East Jaintia Hills.
Kharshiing had received serious head injuries and was rushed to the Lalong Civil Hospital in a critical condition.
The activist was attacked in the Kong Ong village at a coal dumping area on the national highway. She was later shifted to the NEIGRIHMS Hospital.
Kharshhing, who is the president of the Civil Society Women’s Organisation (CSWO), has been working relentlessly against the rampant coal smuggling in the Jaintia Hills region of Meghalaya.
Kharshiing came under the attack of the miscreants when she was reportedly taking photographs of some coal dumping grounds. It may be mentioned here that these grounds were created violating the existing National Green Tribunal (NGT) order.
The incident took place a day after the police seized some coal-laden trucks at Mawiong Rim, following complaint lodged by Kharshiing on the issue.