By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, July 6: A 39 year old woman from Shillong committed suicide under mysterious circumstances inside Dispur police station on Sunday night.
Victoria Dayoun Kharkongor, a resident of Nongrimbah West in Shillong, was taken to the police station after she was "found in a restless" condition at a private hospital.
"Last night at around 8.30 pm, the security supervisor of Intertiol Hospital appeared at Dispur police station and informed that Victoria, who was being treated at the hospital, was in restless condition. Immediately the officer-in-charge of Dispur police station deputed WSI Priti Rekha Talukdar, SI Sanjib Chetri and WHG Amazon Nessa to enquire into the matter. On their arrival at the hospital, the attending doctor handed over the woman to the police personnel with a report, after which she was brought to the police station at 9.30 pm," a police statement said.
Hospital sources said Victoria had come to the hospital at around 6.10 pm. "She reported at the emergency ward and stated that she wanted treatment. She was not in a mentally sound condition so a psychiatrist attended to her. But the doctor did not initiate any treatment due to absence of family members or any other attendant," said the sources.
At around 10.20 pm in Dispur police station, the woman went to a toilet. "When she did not come out of the toilet, the police staff broke open the door and found her hanging inside it," police said.
Immediately, she was brought to GMCH where she was declared brought dead.
A handbag with PAN card and electoral registration card and other items were found, from which her identity could be ascertained. Senior police officials, including commissioner Mukesh Agarwal rushed to the police station.
The commissioner has asked Joint Commissioner NMASF Haque to initiate an enquiry into the incident and submit a report within 48 hours. The Joint Commissioner has been asked to fix responsibility for lapses, if any, on the part of police personnel.