NAHARLAGUN, Jul 17: Amung Tadu Lollen, who had survived stomach cancer and was actively involved in raising money for cancer patients, passed away on Tuesday evening at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) here.
Former Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen, who is the father-in-law of Amung, was reportedly not given permission by the court to see his critically ill daughter-in-law before she passed away. When he sought permission to see her for a few hours on Monday, the court reportedly rejected his plea.
Reportedly, DLRSO Bharat Lingu’s father is also in a critical condition. When he sought permission on humanitarian grounds, his plea was rejected as well.
Lollen and Lingu are both currently admitted in RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar. Their police custody has been extended.
The 28-year-old suffered a relapse a few months earlier and was undergoing treatment for stomach cancer at the TRIHMS.
Amung had survived cancer in 2017. She later started raising money for cancer patients through her outlet AMG Accessories, which sold traditional earrings, decorative flowers, dream catchers, and various newly-added products – all handmade by Amung. She was later assisted by a few others.
When she started off in March 2017, Amung raised Rs 10,000 in less than a month. All her profits thereafter were given to patients undergoing cancer treatment in the NEIGRIHMS, Shillong. She was also actively involved in carrying out cancer awareness programmes in the state, with help from oncologists in the state, as well as from the NEIGRIHMS.