Accompanied by his 12-year-old  crying daughter, the man carried his wife Amang Die’s dead body to his native village Melghar which is 60 kilometers away from the government hospital in Kalahandi where Amang was admitted for tuberculosis treatment.

It would be important to note that the Naveen Patnaik government had launched 'Mahaparyana' scheme under which 37 government hospitals were given vehicles to carry dead bodies.

Ironically, not even one soul came forward to lend a helping hand to this grieving  man who was forced to walk a good distance on foot with the lifeless body of his wife, of his daughter’s mother, on his living shoulder.



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