The kin of a pregnant woman, who died in course of treatment at Mahakali Hospital in Kanchanpur, have accused the hospital of showing negligence in her treatment.

Jyoti Sunar, 20, of Dodharachandani Municipality-5, Shivanagar, who was rushed to Mahakali hospital after she suffered from labour pain at about midnight on Wednesday, died at the hospital later during treatment.

While the police, citing the hospital, have said the woman died while being treated in ICU ward after delivering a baby through C-Section, the kin, however, have claimed the death was caused due to the negligence on the part of the doctors involved.

According to District Police Office Spokesperson DSP Amar Bahadur Thapa, the kin staged a protest at the hospital today.

"Though talks were held between the hospital and the deceased woman's kin yesterday also, no agreement could be reached yet," said DSP Thapa.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 13, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.