Lynch victim’s family to get death papers from RIMS

August 06, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 04:55 am IST - Ramgarh (Jharkhand)

Hospital authorities earlier said it could only be given to patients dying in the hospital

The death certificate of Alimuddin Ansari, who was lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in Ramgarh district in June last year, will be issued by the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, a district official said.

“We have already forwarded a letter to the RIMS authorities in this regard and Alimuddin Ansari’s death certificate will be issued from there,” said Anant Kumar, Sub-Divisional Officer, Ramgarh, when his reaction was sought on a report published in a section of media in this regard on Sunday.

The media report said that the police were yet to submit a report to establish where he died a crucial piece of information that has denied Alimuddin’s family his death certificate.

Procedure explained

The SDO Ramgarh said the district authorities had explained the procedure to get the death certificate to the victim’s widow and son and said they would be visiting the RIMS soon to get it.

“They will get Alimuddin’s death certificate from the RIMS, if they approached the RIMS authority,” Mr. Kumar added.

However, Alimuddins wife Mariyam Khatoon said, “We had approached the RIMS in Ranchi for getting the death certificate but the authorities refused to issue it saying that Alimuddin was brought dead and the RIMS issues death certificates only for patients who died in the hospital.

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