A special squad of Nepali Police from Damak today intervened into hunger striker women and “forcefully” lifted three of them up into AMDA ambulance following their denial to admit in the hospital.
Those hospitalized by the police including team Coordinator Durga Devi Bista, Ira Maya Khatri and Tulasha Dhakal, Armed Police Force (APF) Inspector Bijendra Rimal confirmed.
“We were compelled to hospitalize them forcefully considering their deteriorating heath conditions,” Inspector Rimal said. “We requested them to get hospitalized but they refused, compelling us to book them into an ambulance forcefully.”
However, exiled Bhutanese and agitating women have accused police and APF personnel of forcefully intervening into the situation to bring the ongoing protest to an end.
“We are here to die. We don’t want the authority to fool us in the name of medical treatment,” Bista said, as she was being taken in the ambulance, Sunday afternoon.
Talking to the Bhutan News Service over phone, Coordinator Bista vowed to continue the fast-onto-death despite challenges the group has been facing.