Denied hearse van, MP man takes mother's body on motorcycle

DN Bureau

In yet another case of lack of medical facilities, a man was forced to carry the body of his mother on a motorcycle for post-mortem.

the man carying dead body of mother on bike
the man carying dead body of mother on bike

Tikamgarh: In yet another case of lack of medical facilities, a man was forced to carry the body of his mother on a motorcycle for post-mortem.

The woman, identified as Kunwar Bai, died on Monday due to a snake bite. Her family then informed a district hospital in Mohangarh for a post-mortem to be conducted.

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However, the hospital allegedly denied sending a hearse van for the deceased. Thereafter, Kunwar Bai's son and her relatives brought her body on a motorcycle to the hospital for the post-mortem to be conducted, a video of which was widely circulated on social media.

An official of the district administration has demanded an inquiry into the matter.

"I was not aware of this incident, however, I have asked for an inquiry into the matter. Those guilty will be punished," said Upper Collector of the district, SK Ahirwar.

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Incidents highlighting shortfalls in medical facilities have surfaced time and again recently.In May this year, a man was allegedly forced to carry his wife's body on his shoulder in the absence of a hearse van in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun city. Prior to that, relatives of a native of Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district were forced to carry his body on a motorcycle after the government hospital there denied an ambulance.

However, hospital authorities in both cases have denied the allegations. (ANI)

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