Tura (Meghalaya), June 29: The clamour for an investigation into the deaths of an aunt and her nephew under mysterious circumstances in the state of Haryana gained ground in both the states of Nagaland and Meghalaya with many seeking answers on the incident.
As per reports, air hostess, Rose Sangma and her nephew Samuel Sangma, who were both living around the National Capital Region (NCR) died under mysterious circumstances with the aunt’s death apparently natural one while her nephew’s was termed as a suicide by Haryana police.
The body of Samuel, which was received by his parents, allegedly bore marks of physical assault leading to many asking the basis for calling the death one by suicide.
According to the father of the victim, Samuel had no reason to give up his life and it was only on his insistence that his aunt, who was suffering from severe pains on Jun 22, was taken to the hospital.
“After reaching the hospital, Rose was placed in the ICU while Samuel and his uncle, Albert, stood by to care for her. After being administered some medicines, Rose began to recover from the pains she felt on the left side of her body,” said the father of Samuel who is also the brother in law of Rose Sangma.
Apparently after the two found their relative recovering, they went out of the hospital to grab a quick bite.
It was upon their return that things took a drastic turn. If sources are to be believed, Samuel and his uncle found the doctors giving Rose ice cream even when she was struggling to breathe in the ICU. When questioned as to how this was being done, the doctors apparently tried to threaten them from making videos of the incident. Rose died soon after.
Unhappy with her aunt’s death, Samuel threatened to fight on and raise the matter with authorities, even refusing to take the body of Rose from the hospital. It was only after the intervention of Haryana police that the body was taken.
“After Samuel was dropped by his friends at the hotel where he was placed by the call centre where he works, the news broke that Samuel has died by hanging. However we are not convinced and have appealed for an investigation into my son’s death,” said the father when contacted today.
Samuel’s body was found on June 23.
The body of Samuel reached his village in Karbi Anglong yesterday where news of the death spread like wildfire.
“The body bore torture marks. His teeth were bashed in while there were severe bruises on his legs. Further there were also torture marks to the back of his head where blood had clotted. If he had died by hanging, where did these marks come from,” asked the father.
Meanwhile the family of the victims have written to the CMs of Nagaland (Neiphu Rio) and Meghalaya) Conrad K Sangma as well as the lone Garo legislator of Assam, Numal Momin, seeking their intervention into the matter so that justice can be served. The uncooperative attitude of the Haryana police has further added to the mystery.
“The police insisted that it was a case of death by hanging but when we asked for the PM report, they said it would take 15-20 days. Our family is completely broken by what happened and we only demand to know what happened,” added the father.
The family added that it was now mulling the options it had.