Sanaton Athokpam Death Case: JFSA condemns announcement to dispose of body

Lamphelpat Police stated that the body of Sanaton had started to decompose due to irregular power supply and hot weather, thereby causing serious health hazards to the staff, doctors and public residing around the mortuary complex.


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Justice for Sanaton Athokpam (JFSA) on Sunday condemned the announcement made by Lamphelpat police that the body of late Sanaton will be disposed of if claims are not made within 72 hours.

The announcement was made through the media by Lamphelpat Police which stated that the body of Sanaton had started to decompose due to irregular power supply and hot weather, thereby causing serious health hazards to the staff, doctors and public residing around the mortuary complex.

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It is reported that after registering a UD case, the body was brought to JNIMS morgue on March 15 and the post mortem was conducted on the next day in the presence of an executive magistrate with video coverage. Since then, the body is kept at the mortuary of JNIMS and the family members of the deceased have not claimed or collected it till date.

Failure to furnish the death certificate, post mortem report or seizure list in connection with the mysterious death case of Sanaton clearly shows that the authority is trying to save the culprits involved in the alleged murder, stated a release issued by JFSA. 

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JFSA is also set to take up intensive forms of agitation once the pandemic ends as the government did not listen to the frequent appeals made by the justice committee, it stated. 

First Published:May 17, 2021, 1:57 a.m.

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