Agartala Apr18: The students of Tripura Women’s Polytechnic Institute today alleged that the state government has mobilised police to stop their movement against the suspected murder of their classmate Anawara Choudhury where a local CPI(M) leader happened to be the maternal uncle of the victim is prime accused.
A group of students of different educational institutions of Agartala yesterday was tried to organise a candle march from the city centre seeking justice to Anawara Choudhury, but a large number of police led by additional SP Sharmishta Chakraborty restricted them at city centre.
Prior to that a group of senior police officials allegedly went to women’s polytechnic yesterday and threatened the students of their career unless they stop movement and also directed the institute authority to control the students. Reportedly, police has also issued same type of threat to the students of Bordwali higher secondary school, as they also participated in the demonstration.
The 19yr old Anawara Chowdhury died on April 12 in a mysterious circumstance.
According to her polygamous father Mohammed Abdulla Amin, on April 10 last, Anawara had been brought to Agartala Govt Medical College (AGMC) with severe pain in the abdomen and doctor prescribed an immediate ultrasonography but even as Anawara remained on bed with excruciating pain no doctor or lab technician arrived and around 12 at night Anawara breathed her last.
After she had died a post-graduate medical student had arrived to issue a death certificate to the effect that Anawara had died of heart attack after conducting a sham ECG the neighbours complained and added that she was either murdered or there was conspiracy to kill her without medication.
There was a conspiracy in her death, as her maternal uncle belongs to CPI(M) party in involved in several nefarious activities, alleged Amin adding that the accused had been threatening him for not to pursue the case anymore.
Amin informed the matter to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and DGP A K Sukla two days ago.
“She told me of the suffering she had been subjected to by the ill-treatment and physical torture inflicted on her by her maternal uncle and aunt; I had also offered to take her to my home but her maternal uncle, aunt and grandmother did not allow.” he said.
He further stated that he was humiliated by the family because he married for the second time and according to him, Anawara wanted to live with her father and stepmother but the maternal family did not allow her and threatened that she would not be getting any support from them if she moved out.
Allegedly, the doctors of AGMC responsible for Anawara’s death have been trying hard to manipulate the post mortem report on her exhumed body to subvert and change the upcoming forensic report, the students alleged.
He further stated that it is however proved by accounts of neighbours of the house of her maternal uncle and aunt that Anawara used to be regularly physically tortured by them and that before her death she was kept starved for more than a week.
A three member committee comprising health officials has been constituted to probe whether there was any negligence in duty on the part of doctor while treating Anawara.