A nurse at Sir Takhtasinhji General Hospital in Bhavnagar, run by the state government, is believed to have died by suicide while hanging herself in the hospital reserve on Sunday. Police said they took an extreme step to protest her proposed marriage to a man chosen by her parents.
A security guard found the nurse, identified as Ami Makwana, hung by a rope attached to the ceiling fan in a storage room on the seventh floor of the hospital building, police said. “The storage room was also used as a staff room by some of the hospital staff. There is a bathroom inside and a few chairs have been placed there. When the guard went to the room around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, he found his door locked from the inside. He alerted the hospital management. When they smashed the glass panels on the open door, they found the nurse hanged, ”said Hathising Gohil, Deputy Police Inspector (PSI), Neelambaug. Police said Makwana, 22, was a resident of Rohidas Vaas in the Anandnagar area of Bhavnagar. She had joined the public hospital as a contract nurse about a month and a half ago. “His duty had ended at 8 pm,” PSI said.
Police recovered a suicide note, allegedly written by Makwana, from the reserve. “In the two-page suicide note, Makwana wrote that her family found a partner for her but did not want to marry this man.
Therefore, she was ending her life, ”Gohil said. “Her family members also said she was upset because she was unable to pass a government recruitment exam recently,” he added.
Neelambaug Police have recorded an accidental death case with Gohil as an investigator.
FORMER Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Friday it was difficult to meet the standards of Narendra Modi’s reign as chief minister of Gujarat. Modi is a source of energy and it is difficult to run with him, Rupani said, before adding that during his years in power he worked honestly, never allowing power to go to his head.
“It is difficult to work after Narendra Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister because he is a source of energy and we are supposed to run with him. But I said it earlier too; it is the throne of Vikramaditya (the mythical king of Malva). If whoever sits there works honestly, he will automatically find ways. From this point of view, (I) made an effort to convert the best Gujarat into the best of all, ”Rupani said.
The former CM was addressing a public meeting organized by his supporters and prominent residents of Rajkot to congratulate him on his five years as CM of the state.
He reiterated that he quit in a fraction of a second after being asked to do so, before adding that he remains an ordinary man while holding the highest office in the state. He said he never dreamed of becoming CM and never argued for a position. “But as they say, when you resign yourself to something, that thing comes calling to you. After Vajubhai became governor, I had the opportunity to run for office. After becoming a Member of Parliament, I became President of the State, then Minister and finally Chief Minister ”, he declared.
SAME AS a request from the Department of Roads and Buildings (R&B) of Gujarat asking for permission to modernize and widen National Highway No. 111 through Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (GNPWLS) is pending with the state government, Rajesh Chudasama, a member of the BJP from Junagadh, made a representation to the central government to request the rapid authorization of the project.
Chudasama and Kirit Patel, chairman of BJP’s Junagadh district unit, met Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav in Delhi on Tuesday and made a representation on the proposed road project. The Indian Express has a copy of the statement made by Chudasama.
The MP’s representation comes five months after the R&B department filed an application with the Gujarat Forestry Department on April 15 this year, asking for the diversion of 8.28 hectares of forest land for the modernization of SH 111.
In its two separate requests for wildlife and forest permits, the R&B requested permission to transform the highway, which is currently a kuccha road, into a pucca road with a tarmac surface.
The R&B Department’s wildlife clearance request is currently pending with Gujarat’s Chief Wildlife Custodian, the Indian Express has learned, and sources said it was likely to be discussed during a SBWL meeting on September 15th. However, the meeting was postponed due to the resignation of Vijay Rupani.
Asked by the Indian Express if he had made similar representation to the state government, Chudasama said, “I have not made any representation to the state government. But since we were in Delhi and met Bhupendra Yadav, we raised this issue. The modernization of this highway is very important because it connects two districts. SS 111 connects the Visavadar town of Junagadh to Sasan, the GNPWLS headquarters bordering Gir Somnath’s Talala taluka.