FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, May 27: A leader of the Hynniewtrep tiol Achik Movement (HANM), who had joined the indefinite hunger strike to show his support for the former KHADC chief Adelbert Nongrum on the issue of Village Administration Bill, was admitted to Shillong Civil Hospital after his health deteriorated on Wednesday morning.
The general secretary of the HANM-North West Khasi Hills district Devijune Myrthong was taken to the hospital by members of the Khun Hynniewtrep tiol Awakening Movement (KHM) after he complained of severe pain in his stomach.
Later, doctors said he was suffering from gastritis problem.
It may be recalled that Myrthong along with two other leaders of the HANM, including vice president of central body Bobby Basaiawmoit and Nongkhlaw circle working president Samborlang Lyngkhoi, had joined the fast on Saturday last, expressing solidarity with Nongrum.
Earlier, a youth, Goldy Warjri, who had joined Nongrum’s fast from the first day, was also taken to the civil hospital but he refused treatment and went back to continue his indefinite hunger strike. A doctor who conducted the medical examition of the five protestors who are on a hunger strike said that the health condition of Warjri and another supporter was “not looking very positive”. “They are weak,” the doctor said while informing that Nongrum’s health was stable.
The indefinite fast by Nongrum entered the eleventh day today. He is staging the strike to demand the immediate approval of the KHADC’s Village Administration Bill, 2014.