Kohima: A doctor from Nagaland drowned in a river in Gadchiroli district of Nagpur in Maharashtra during an outing with friends recently. According to sources, the deceased, identified as Dr L Rungcho Jami of Chudi village under Wokha district of Nagaland, aged 30 years, was serving as Medical Officer at Bhamragarh in Maharashtra.
A memorial service was held at the Government Medical College organised by Naga Christian Fellowship (NCF) of Nagpur.
Family sources informed that the body was flown to Delhi last night.
It is scheduled to reach Dimapur by flight.
Thereafter, the deceased’s mortal remains will be taken to his parental home in Wokha where a funeral is scheduled to be held tomorrow.
Family sources said Jami’s community service was widely known in Bhamragarh area.
Bhamragarh, where he was posted is 330 km from Nagpur, and the remote villagers held him in respect owing to his community service and they wanted him to continue serving in the area despite expiry of his bond agreement with the Government.
It was further reported that news channels were supposed to interview him within a fortnight regarding his community service, sources said.