UDALGURI, Oct 13 � In the wake of the death of a school student at the hands of a �self-styled pharmacist�, the Udalguri district committee of the All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) has demanded that all pharmacies of the district be thoroughly checked to find out those which are operating illegally and stern action be taken against those. This was stated by Dipen Boro, adviser of ABSU, Udalguri district committee here at Udalguri town on Sunday in a hurriedly convened press meet.
The ABSU alleged that the accused pharmacist gave an overdose of an injection to the deceased and treated her without attendance of her parents. It also alleged that the accused didn�t possess any valid degree or license for carrying out any such treatment.
Addressing media persons, the ABSU leader observed that the district administration must take up this demand seriously failing which the students� organisation might take recourse to a democratic agitation or move the human rights authority. Referring to the girl�s killing three days ago by one Gautam Biswas, he said that the preliminary post mortem report had been released and the report would be complete only after the forensic laboratory report to this effect is released. He also urged the forensic laboratory authority to release its report at the earliest.
The press meet was also addressed by the elder brother and sister of the deceased and Nerkhang Khakhlary, president of Udalguri district committee of the students organisation.
It is to be noted that the post mortem report of the deceased said that the death was homicidal. The death was caused due to a massive pulmonary haemorrhage, though the exact cause of death will be clear after the forensic laboratory�s report comes, it stated.
Meanwhile, the Udalguri district committee of Bodoland Peoples� Front (BPF) and Udalguri Regional Koch-Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU) in their press statements also condemned the incident and demanded a speedy enquiry into it and punishment to the culprit.