DIMAPUR, JULY 3: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has demanded the State Government to file an FIR in connection with the recent deaths of two citizens from Nagaland at Gurugram.
In a press release issued on Saturday, the President of NPCC, K Therie, further demanded Nagaland Government to pay Rs 10 lakh each for the loss to the bereaved family from the public Exchequer.
Citing a “finding” by NPCC Secretary Temjenyanger Longkumer and Chairman of NPCC Minority Department Rajesh Sethi, Therie stated that circumstances surrounding the death of Airhostess Rosy Sangma on June 24 in Alpha Hospital, Gururgram, was suspicious.
“People do not just die because of kidney stone after reaching hospital. Hospital bills as alleged also do not show service to humankind but reflect extortion. Our minds are not at rest. Secondly, the mysterious death of her nephew Samuel Sangma on June 25, 2021 at Altman’s International Hotel room by hanging cannot be believed to be a case of suicide. He stood his ground questioning the doctor and staff as to why ice cream was advised to be served following which late Rosy collapsed.
“He also spoke to family members stating that unless justice is done to his aunty, he would not return home. Further, Samuel was talking to family members at Dimapur even at 8.30 a.m. but it was reported he was found hanging at 9 a.m. Within 30 minutes, the report of his death came in. According to our information, late Samuel Sangma has struggled and lived in and around Delhi for more than 9 years successfully”, said Therie.
According to him, the State has lost two young citizens at Gurugram mysteriously. It is sad that young Nagaland citizens continue to face humiliation at the hands of some unscrupulous characters in the mainland, Therie stated.
“We have continued to tolerate humiliation and discrimination in our peaceful association with mainland people despite of their continuous different outlook against Nagas in all round activities including in the functioning of Government as partners. Some can never learn that we are equals because of their culture, ungodly religion and social practices”, he said.
The NPCC chief questioned why the post-mortem report is not released as yet despite lapse of over a week. Delay in releasing the post-mortem report only creates more doubt, he reasoned.
Therie also questioned why Nagaland Chief Minister has not taken up the issue with his Haryana counterpart. “Are any of Nagaland’s citizens of any less importance before the State Government?” he asked.
“This is not the only case where our children’s dead bodies were brought back home from various States. It is the duty of the State Government to protect lives and future of our youth wherever they are”, he said.
In a separate press release, NPCC Minority Department informed that its Chairman Rajesh Sethi and General Secretary Sallikur Raja Khan, along with NPCC Secretary Temjenganger, had met the family of late Rosy and Samuel Sangma, who tragically died the previous week at Gurugram.
“The family members suspect foul play and were awaiting the release of the post-mortem report to initiate appropriate legal action. They were thankful to one and all, who had supported them during this tragic times and prayed for their continued support till justice is served”, it stated.
The NPCC Minority Department assured all possible help and requested the NPCC to take up the matter with higher-ups, both State and Central Government; and if needed, let AICC take up the matter with Haryana Government and compensate the family.
(Page News Service)