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Son of Jharkhand lynching victim dies after complaining of headache, mother alleges foul play

Ranchi: The elder son of Alimuddin Ansari, who was lynched by a mob in Ramgarh on suspicion of carrying beef died today at a private hospital in Ranchi after complain of headache.

Twenty-two-year-old Shahzad Ansari was looking after the family after the brutal killing of his father, on June 29, 2017.

“Yesterday, he complained of headache. We did not take him to a government but private hospital, Lake View, in hope of availing better treatment for him. He wasn’t into any form of addiction. After the CT Scan, doctors told us that there was no issue and that he would be fine,” said Mariam Khatoon, the grieving mother told eNewsroom.

Mariam, however, suspects foul play in the part of hospital. She added, “The hospital killed my son. He was given so many injections, saying that it would help him to sleep. But my son never woke up again.”

The family on not being satisfied with the replies from hospital authorities had got discharged Shahzad and took him to RIMS, Ranchi, where he was declared brought dead.

Alimuddin’s second son, Shahbaj is also unable to understand how his brother died. He said, “Three years back, he had complain of a headache but it was never so serious, and he had got well soon after.”

Alimuddin, is survived by three sons and three daughters. Among the six, only eldest daughter had been married off. Sahzad along with her mother had fought a tough battle to get justice after his father’s killing. However, it had not last for long, as within a few months of the conviction (11 accused given a life term), all got bail by from the Jharkhand High Court.

Union Minister and MP from Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha, who openly issued a statement in favour of the killers, had also garlanded them at his Hazaribagh residence when they got bailed.

The Minister, who never got the time to meet Alimuddin’s family, had to express regret for his action only after a worldwide outrage.

Shahzad’s death comes as another setback for the family, who has been a victim of India’s new found mob lynching culture.

When eNewsroom contact the Bablu Khan, the administrative head of Lake View Hospital, he claimed that there is negligence in the part of hospital. “We were not aware that Shahzad was son of Alimuddin Ansari, still on assessing economic situation of patient we did not take Rs 4600, the bill of the medicines.”

The treating Neurosurgeon, Dr Waqar told eNewsroom, “I had no idea that Shahzad was son of a lynching victim. He had a serious accident in 2013. And most probably had some internal injury. But his condition was not so serious yesterday when he was brought here. And the CT Scan was also not life threatening. But today morning, he was feeling drowsy and it was a matter of concern for me. Then I had suggested the family to shift the patient to ICU, but they did not get ready for it due to their financial condition. They wanted to take him to a government hospital for further treatment. I request the same to them in the afternoon, and when they again shown helplessness I agreed to discharge him.”

Shahnawaz Akhtar

is Founder of eNewsroom. He loves doing human interest, political and environment related stories.

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