Bhubaneswar: Manoj Nayak’s wife, Saswati Das and sister, Arati Nayak both trustees of SUM Hospital did not appear in the Khandagiri police station here in the city on Thursday, towards the investigation into the fire mishap case in the hospital last October17.
Earlier on October 27, the police had summoned notice to the duo and one of the trustees of the SOA Charitable Trust to appear within 7 days for interrogation and record their statements after issuing Look out Circulars (LOC) against them.
Sources said all of them had cited reasons of being sick and could not turn up within the notice period.
As per report, in a heartrending incident a severe fire broke out in the dialysis ward of SUM Hospital on October 17, which claimed 19 lives on the same day and subsequently 10 others too have succumbed to burn injuries making the total death toll at 27.
Five persons, including the owner of hospital Manoj Nayak were arrested under section 304, 308 and 285/34 of IPC.