Gyati Sumpi and Chimar Basar, students of Agri B.Sc, recently met with an accident in Dehradun. They died on the spot and their dead bodies were lying at the Dehradoon Civil Hospital. In order to ensure the bodies of the students are brought home to their families, Helping Hands NGO reached out to both Vistara and Indigo airlines, both of whom agreed to help. IPS officer Robin Hibu, who is the first IGP from the Northeast to serve as joint commissioner in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Secretariat, got in touch with NE students in Dehradun to take care of the requisite formalities (Police FIR, PM, dead certificate, NOC police certificate and embalming certificate of the dead bodies) in order to ensure smooth carriage of coffins by flight.
The Arunachal Dehradun Student Union members, however, missed out on getting the death certificate and rushed the bodies to the airport where they were not allowed to board the flight. Robin Hibu, then got in touch with the SP Dehradun and DMO Dehradun finally provided them with the required certificates. The bodies were first transported to Delhi from where they fly to Guwahati.
Robin Hibu mentioned in a Facebook post that the driver of the truck that hit the students has been apprehended and is being interrogated by the police. He also shared important information all that all Northeasterners should know.
To carry dead bodies in flight, please remember that the following documents are required –
- Dead Certificate by Government doctor
- NOC police certificate from the area where he/she has died
- Dead body embalming certificate of coffin from authorised embalming agency or hospital like Aiims at Delhi
Source and Photo: Robin Hibu Facebook Page