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Naga girl’s demise in train: Tests negative for COVID-19; NZSUD appeals

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Kohima, May 23: Amidst the return of stranded citizens of Nagaland from other parts of the country, the demise of a 23-year-old Naga girl while on train journey back home Friday midnight sent shock waves in the State today.
Principal Director of School Education and Nodal Officer for stranded persons outside the state, Shanavas C confirming her demise said that the dead body and two of her companions were de-boarded at Kanpur.
All formalities were done, including COVID-19 test and the result are negative, he said, adding that they are being brought to the State in government arranged ambulance by road.
Meanwhile, an official statement issued by Nagaland Zeliang Students’ Welfare Delhi said that the girl identified as Nchineileu Disuang D/o Heidui Disuang from Beisumpuikam village under Peren district boarded the train from Gurugram in Haryana yesterday to return to Nagaland.
“Although the reason for her death is unknown as of this moment, it has been confirmed by the president of Beisumpuikam Students’ Union that she underwent testing for liver problem in Modern Diagnostic & Research Centre, Gurugram. As of the time of her journey, the deceased was under medication,” NZSUD statement said.
“According to reports by her travel companions, it has been conveyed that she got sun stroke due to prolonged exposure to rising hot temperatures whilst waiting for the train,” it said.
“There has been no clarification or record of the patient being diagnosed with Covid-19, and until there has been an official statement that has been given by certified Medical and Government authorities, we would request the public to be sensitive to this matter so as to not create panic,” the statement appealed.
The NZSUD also said that the deceased was the sole breadwinner of her family and being the eldest child she did not want to trouble her parents regarding her deteriorating health.
“All she wanted was, to go home and be with her family in these difficult times because she could not sustain herself,” it said.
Maintaining that there has been immense speculation about her passing, NZSWD said it has gathered viable information in regards to the case after verifying from the Beisumpuikam Union and her travel companions.
It also requested the public not to make vile remarks about the patient’s need to travel despite medical complications. “The present times are incredibly difficult for all, and we advise all to extend the generous hand of understanding for everyone near and far,” they pleaded.
NZSUD while conveying heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends, also prayed that the departed soul rest in peace. (Page News Service)