Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed regret over the death of Sumit Verma (32), who died in Chandigarh on Tuesday when security restrictions following Singh’s visit prevented him from getting treatment in time.
“I am writing to express my profound sense of sadness at the death of your husband yesterday,” the PM said in a letter to Verma’s wife.
He added that he’d noted the inconvenience caused to the public by VVIP security. “I have issued instructions so that in future authorities are more sensitive.”
Verma wasn’t allowed to enter the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research while the PM was delivering a lecture inside.