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    Rumi Nath is Back! Now in a PPE kit

    She urged the people to at least allow the family members to perform the last rites and bid their loved ones the final goodbye in dignity

    GUWAHATI: Rumi Nath, Congress’s former MLA from Borkhola, has once again become the talk of the town as she possibly became the first woman to perform the last rites of a COVID 19 deceased.

    On Wednesday, the woman politician was seen taking part in the last rites of a Covid19 deceased while wearing a PPE kit with others in Cachar district’s Sonai area.

    The patient who died at Silchar Medical College Hospital on Monday night was identified as one Pranesh Nath. The MLA who had rushed to the hospital after the patient’s death then participated in the last rites.

    Rumi Nath said, “It’s sad that in many instances, we have found that people are scared to take part in the last rites of the COVID deaths. Many also have misbelieves that the area where a COVID deceased is cremated or buried will become infected. But it’s not at all true and I urged the people to at least allow the family members to perform the last rites and bid their loved ones the final goodbye in dignity.”

    The female MLA has hit the headlines earlier too for several occasions due to her alleged ‘controversial’ marriage to a Muslim man and then been named in a car theft racket. She was arrested in April 2015 by Guwahati police for her alleged connection to a pan-India auto theft racket.

    She is a trained doctor by profession.

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