GUWAHATI, Oct 12 - Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) spokesperson Pradyut Bordoloi today demanded an investigation into the death of Sujit Dey, an accused in the August 22 Nagaon assault case, who despite being a cancer patient, was allegedly not facilitated with timely and right line of treatment.
Bordoloi lambasted the State government machinery for mysteriously ignoring the health concern of a cancer patient which he alleged had led to the death of Dey at the GMCH on September 8.
At a press conference here today, Bordoloi said the incident is a gross violation of human rights and the APCC may lodge a formal complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
“After being diagnosed with cancer, Dey was undergoing treatment under Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and had to take a prescribed injection once a week. Dey and his family members were continuously pursuing the matter with the police and jail authorities so that he could be provided specialised treatment, but to no avail. He was first admitted to the civil hospital and then the GMCH, where his condition deteriorated,” Bordoloi said.
He also dared the Centre to make public the framework agreement of greater Nagalim expressing apprehension that several areas of Assam territory would be ceded to greater Nagalim.
“We would not allow even an inch of our land to be ceded,” said Bordoloi.
On the existing investment climate, the former Industry Minister of the Congress regime said, “We have come to know from the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum that the Chief Minister is scheduled to visit the United States later this month. I wonder what he is going to say and project there as the investments have virtually been stalled after the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy was discontinued.”