Disrespect towards the dead: Madhya Pradesh man forced to carry son’s body on bike
The nine-year-old boy died after falling accidentally into a well while bathing on SundayUpdated: Jul 31, 2017 13:15 IST
Hindustan Times, Sagar
A Madhya Pradesh man was forced to carry body of his son on a motorcycle after being denied an ambulance or a hearse by hospital authorities on Sunday in a repeat of similar shockers being witnessed in various parts of the country recently.
Nine-year-old Abhishek drowned after he accidentally fell into a well while bathing at Maukra Khiriya village in Tikamgarh district.
Police after fishing out the body sent it for postmortem at the Badagao Community Health Centre.
After the autopsy was over, the boy’s father Gyasi, who goes by just one name, urged the hospital authorities to provide him a vehicle to carry his dead son home, but in vein.
He then wrapped the body in a plastic sheet and carried it to home on a bike he took from a neighbour.
Gyasi told local media he had no other option, but to carry the body on the bike as hospital authorities denied him a vehicle.
Dr Alok Chaturvedi, block medical officer at the health centre, confirming the incident said vehicle was not provided as Gyasi’s village was not very far from Badagao.
Sources said there are only two hearses in Tikamgarh district-- one at district hospital and another at the Jatara Community Health Centre.
Locals recalled last year body of a school girl was taken home by her families from the health centre in a bike after they were denied a hearse.
Dana Majhi of Odisha’s Kalahandi district had to carry body of his wife on his shoulder for 10km due to the similar apathy of the hospital authorities last year, triggering nationwide outrage.
But reports of similar incidents continue to pour in from various parts of the country frequently. A few months ago, a man in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district was forced to carry body of his son on a motorcycle as hospital authorities allegedly denied him an ambulance or a hearse.
First Published: Jul 31, 2017 13:14 IST