IMPHAL, June 3: With none to look after her, and being confined in bed due to a deteriorating sickness, Naoribam Sobita Devi, 52, one of the victims of the June 18 uprising is today going through a hard life.
Sobita, 52 d/o of N Gopal of Sagolband Tera Amudon Akham Leikai was injured on June 18, 2001 near the Nupi lal complex after being shot at by CRPF personnel guarding the Governor’s Bungalow in an attempt to disperse a mob during a public uprising against the Centre’s decision to extent the NSCN (IM) ceasefire ‘without territorial limit.’
“I wish I was killed that day, so I wouldn’t have to live through this pain and pathetic life,” bewailed Sobita before expressing her feeling that she feels neglected and abandoned by one and all.
Sobita has been living a solitary life at a small aging quarter of JNIMS, due to be vacated soon to give way to the constantly expanding infrastructure of the institute.
She is suffering from diabetes along with a severe infection on her Gall Bladder. Unfortunately, her condition is fast deteriorating needing immediate and intensive care and attention.
She is living in despair fearful of her health at the same time apprehensive of being rendered homeless.
Moreover, she is reportedly under insulin injection four times a day and doctors have advised her to get operated to remove her infected bladder.