The pregnant woman was just released from the Rayagada jail when she tragically died.
Sulabati Naik, 30, wife of a daily wage laborer, and resident of Andrakanch village under Maikanch panchayat, allegedly passed away between Wednesday and Thursday.
A day after being released from Rayagada jail, where she had been held for 16 days, a pregnant woman arrested in Rayagada, Odisha, died from complications related to giving birth.
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Sulabati Naik, 30, wife of a daily wage laborer, and resident of Andrakanch village under Maikanch Panchayat, supposedly passed away between Wednesday and Thursday.
According to her family, Sulabati was one of 13 women arrested by police on December 26 for staging a peaceful demonstration demanding jobs in a private company because they live on the outskirts of the city where the company is headquartered.
She went into labor shortly after leaving the prison on Tuesday night and was taken to the hospital serving the district’s administrative center. As her condition deteriorated, she was transferred to the SLN Medical College and Hospital, roughly 70 kilometers from Andrakanch. According to her husband, Baidya Naik, the woman gave birth to a son on Wednesday night.
He said the woman passed away at 1.30 a.m. while being transported to a hospital in Koraput.
According to Baidya, the baby has been monitored in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital in Rayagada.
Police had filed charges against her under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including section 307 (murder attempt). According to her relative Tulsi Naik, her bail had been rejected by a Kashipur court.
We filed for bail after the court reopened on January 2, it was held up because police wanted her remanded in two unrelated old cases. According to her husband, “her bail application was accepted on Tuesday (January 10).
Pandya works for a daily wage, and she and her partner are raising a daughter who is now ten years old. Tulsi continued, “We demand adequate compensation from the government for the bereaved family.”
Vivekananda Sharma, SP (Rayagada), was contacted and said, “The matter will be looked into and necessary action will be taken.”
Saptagri Alaska, a congressman representing Koraput, has called for a thorough and unbiased investigation.
How could police take a pregnant woman into custody, especially when she was accused of attempted murder? He emphasized the need for a thorough investigation.
The state of Alaska is also concerned that the woman may not have received proper medical care while in custody.
“We demand Rs one crore compensation for the bereaved family, and we will seek the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission,” he continued.