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Sikkim Doctor Stabbing: Dr. Sanjay Upreti cremated with full state honours

The last rites of STNM Cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Upreti, was performed with full state honours today. The funeral ceremony was held on the banks of the Mamring river in South

The last rites of STNM Cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Upreti, was performed with full state honours today. The funeral ceremony was held on the banks of the Mamring river in South Sikkim.

Chief Minister of Sikkim PS Golay and his cabinet ministers, Upreti’s colleagues, health workers and well-wishers attended the funeral ceremony and paid their tributes.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister PS Golay said that the state government would recommend the good doctor’s name to the Centre for the Bravery Award.

Dr. Upreti breathed his last around 3 AM at the Neotia Superspeciality Hospital in Siliguri yesterday. He was airlifted to Siliguri on an Indian Army chopper for advanced treatment.

It may be mentioned, Dr. Upreti was attacked by a man at Gangtok’s STNM Hospital. 42-year-old accused Tshering Bhutia who was nabbed by the police following the incident had revealed shocking details as to why he stabbed Dr. Upreti and medical attendant Kalawati Chetri.

Bhutia said he attacked the lady because she did not answer his phone calls and when he came to take her along with him, she refused. Following this, Bhutia said he attacked her with a knife. Dr.  Sanjay Upreti, who tried to intervene was also attacked by Bhutia.

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First Published: 25th December, 2021 20:55 IST

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