It’s 2017, and it’s sad that even now, basic facilities like an ambulance and a hearse van is far away from a common man’s reach.
Odisha has a history of denying its people the service of a hearse van, as a result, several have been forced to carry their dead wives, daughter and family members on their shoulder to the place of cremation.
An event that repeated itself, a man, identified as Gati Dhibar, of Pechamundi village, walked around 15 kilometres carrying his five-year-old daughter.
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) January 7, 2017
She died at the Palahada Community Health Centre (CHC) in Angul.
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 6, 2017
Months ago, a similar thing happened where a destitute tribal man carried the body of his dead wife on his shoulders for 12 km, after being denied a van or an ambulance.
Another Odisha man was forced to bury his wife with five tyres after he was outclassed.
Following dead body carrying incident in Palahada, the sub-collector visited the spot and spoke to the family members of the deceased. On the basis of the report, security guard and junior hospital manager have been suspended. We shall ensure nothing undignified happens with any dead body,” added, Samal, the District Collector of Angul.
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