Agartala, Dec 22: The mutilated body of a Tripura man, who went missing after the AMRI Hospital fire Dec 9, has been found at the morgue of SSKM Hospital in Kolkata, officials said Thursday.
Santosh Das, 25, had fractured his left leg in an accident in Tripura Nov 30 and was subsequently taken to Kolkata for treatment.
‘The burnt, mutilated body of Santosh was found by his relatives on Wednesday night,’ Tripura Bhavan resident commissioner in Kolkata Ashudeb Das told IANS by phone.
The man’s parents, distraught since the sole bread earner of the family went missing, broke down after getting the news.
Santosh was admitted to the AMRI Hospital Dec 1.
‘I met (West Bengal Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee, several police officers, searched 21 hospitals and some morgues, but could not find my brother till Tuesday night,’ Santosh’s younger brother Paritosh told IANS by phone from Kolkata.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, in a recent letter to Banerjee, urged her to help trace Santosh.
With Santosh’s body found, the toll from Tripura in the Kolkata hospital fire rose to seven.
In the worst fire tragedy ever in any hospital in India, 94 people were killed in AMRI Hospital.