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Family of bereaved suspect foul play; demand justice from Gurugram Police

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/28/2021 1:38:20 PM IST

Family of late 23-year-old Samuel Sangma, found dead inside his rented room in Gurugram, has alleged foul play and demanded justice from the authorities.

The family settled in Dimapur, recently suffered double-tragedy when two members died within a few days from each other in Haryana. It all began when Samuel’s aunty- Rosy Sangma, who had been admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Gurugram, died after some staff allegedly fed her with “ice cream”. 

A video on social media alleged that Samuel was assaulted when he filmed the video while questioning the hospital authorities. The next day Samuel was found dead in his room. The body of Samuel, which arrived Dimapur Sunday, was laid to rest at Tinglijan, Garo village. 

Taking to Nagaland Post, the father of Samuel Sangma urged upon the investigating officer of Delhi police and O.C. in-charge to investigate the matter and deliver justice.

He also appealed to all not to spread rumours, but extend support and cooperation to the family in their quest for justice. 

The father stated that Samuel and his uncle took Rosy to the hospital after she complained of pain in her left arm and leg on June 23 early morning.

She was admitted to the ICU of the Alfaa hospital, Basai Goan Sector-10, Gurugram.

After treatment, he said the hospital staff assured that she was normal and would be get better. On learning about her improved condition, the uncle went out for meal while the nephew was asked to get medicines. On their return, the young man found out that the hospital staff were feeding her with ice cream. On seeing that, the uncle threw away the ice cream and demanded to know why was she fed with ice cream? 

The father said his son(Samuel) was badly assaulted by some hospital staff when he took video shots with his mobile while questioning them as to why they fed Rosy with ice cream in the ICU?

Not long afterwards, Rosy died and instead of doing post mortem to ascertain the cause of death, the hospital arranged a mortuary van to carry the body without informing the relatives present there. The father has said the cause of death was certainly due to “medical negligence”.

He said Samuel called up the family on June 25 morning to inform that he was not going to return home till justice was delivered. 

The father said he and some family members tried to contact Samuel many times but there was no response. Another shock lay in store when it the family came to learn that Samuel was found dead in his rented room. The father said,the incident came to light only after some of the friends alerted the police and the family members.

Samuel’s father refuses to believe that his son had committed suicide. He said his son was a brave boy who had stayed back to seek justice on the death of his aunty(Rosy). He said there was no marks around the neck and so death was not due to suicide. However, he said the lips were swollen and several bruises on the forehead and body. 

The father of the deceased expressed gratitude to the Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD) and Sumi Students Union Delhi (SSUD) for volunteering to provide assistance to the family. 

Delhi-based social worker, J Maivio, who has been monitoring the incident, told Nagaland Post that the police have been conducting preliminary enquiry based on the statement given by the family and friends. Several complaints have been lodged with the Delhi police, he said.

All the evidences, documents and videos have been collected and handed over to the investigating officer probing the incidents, Maivio said, adding that post mortem report was awaited for carrying out fair investigation.

The police, student unions, special police from the North East region, Nagaland house Delhi and others who are part of the case were coordinating their efforts to pursue the case, he said.

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