Sam Stafford mother
A file photo. Image credit - Anup Sharma

The mother of 16-year-old Sam Stafford, one of the martyrs, who lost life during the anti-CAA agitation in Guwahati, has been hospitalised.

Confirming this news, the chief advisor of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Samujjal Bhattacharya, said on Wednesday Sam’s mother has been admitted to the GNRC Hospital in Guwahati.

Her condition is critical as she is undergoing treatment with ventilator support.

Sam, who was a Class IX student, died in police firing on December 12, 2019 during the anti-CAA protests at Hatigaon area in Guwahati.

Bhattacharya tweeted: “Mother of Sam Stafford, the 16-year-old Martyr who succumbed to gunshots of the State Forces during the Anti-CAA Agitation, is admitted in GNRC Hospital.”

“Her son’s death has left a deep void and has impacted her health ever since. She is on ventilator support. Prayers and wishes for her speedy recuperation,” Bhattacharya added.

Sam was killed in police firing at around 7 pm when he was returning from an anti-CAA protest rally in city’s Latasil field.

The post-mortem report of Sam had revealed that the bullet passed from back to front, below upwards, lateral to medially piercing through muscle on back and exiting through muscle of upper side.

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