Assam son Sunil Kalita dies in Naxal attack, colleagues allege medical negligence

Assam son Sunil Kalita dies in Naxal attack, colleagues allege medical negligence

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Guwahati, June 14, 2019:

Another loss to the state as Assam son Sunil Kalita of 209 CoBRA battalion lost his life at Delhi AIIMS on Thursday night at 7:40 pm.

He sustained serious injuries in the IED blast in Saraikela district, Jharkhand on May 28 and was undergoing treatment at Trauma Centre AllMS, New Delhi since June 4.

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It is to be mentioned that he was in an operation against Naxals on May 28 at Raisindri Pahar of Kuchai area in Saraikela District of Jharkhand state. At about 4.30am, he was injured in IED blast by Naxals. A total of 15 soldiers were seriously injured in the incident.

With him, all injured soldiers were immediately admitted in a super specialty hospital in Ranchi of Jharkhand by airlifting.

Later he was transferred through air ambulance to Delhi AIIMS for better treatment. Along with him, two other soldiers from Assam were injured.

Reportedly, Sunil’s right leg was amputated at Mahabir Bhagawan Medica Super Specialty Hospital in Ranchi and left hand amputated in Delhi AIIMS. While his colleagues Mijanur Rahman and Nitul Barman alleged that due to lack of proper treatment and negligence in the Ranchi Hospital Sunil lost his life.

Sunil Kalita had joined in Guwahati and his training was done at Allahabad and Sri Nagar in the year 2012-15. In 2015, he was posted at Khulti District, in Jharkhand under the in CoBRA battalion which is about 20 km far from Ranchi.

Sunil got married in this year only.

His body will be brought to the state through an Indigo Flight at 7:50 pm, officials said.

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