Jalpaiguri, Oct. 31: Binay Tamang, the jailed GTA Sabha member, was shifted to the district hospital when he was found to have low blood pressure a day after he started an indefinite hunger strike demanding release.
“The doctors at the Jalpaiguri correctional home checked on Tamang around 2pm today and found that his blood pressure was 100/60…. The doctors decided to shift him to the district hospital police cell,” a source said.
Kumar Atanu, a physician with the district hospital, who checked on Tamang, said he had referred him to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri.
“Binay Tamang has low blood pressure and is suffering from dehydration. I have told the hospital authorities that he should be shifted to NBMCH,” he said.
A source in the Jalpaiguri district hospital said Tamang had refused saline. “He has refused to take an intra-venous saline drip. We are keeping him under observation and will shift him to NBMCH later on,” he said.
Tamang was arrested on August 22 for alleged involvement in the burning of the forest bungalow in Takdah. He is also charged in several other cases, including an alleged assault on the slain ABGL leader Madan Tamang’s bodyguard.