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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Tumudibandha, Aug 31:

While the incident of Dana Majhi, a tribal man from Odisha’s Kalahandi district, carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 10 km drew flak from various quarters all over the world, a similar occurrence in Kandhamal district has come to fore.

Dana Majhi carrying his wife's body on shoulders
Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s body on shoulders

A person had to carry the body of his two-year-old daughter on his shoulders for 5 km from Tumudibandha hospital to his village as he reportedly wasn’t provided a hearse by the hospital authorities.

According to reports, Amikant Majhi and his wife Mamata of Matrugaon here took their daughter to Tumudibandha hospital yesterday as the baby’s health condition became critical.

Jyoti Prakash Biswal, the doctor on duty, told the couple to take their daughter to Baliguda hospital for proper treatment. As Amikant didn’t had any money with him, he was advised to go back to his house and bring smart card.

He left his daughter and wife at the hospital and went back to his village located 5 km away from the health centre. In the meantime, the child was administered an injection at the hospital and she died moments later.

After reaching at the hospital covering a distance of 10 km, Amikant was heartbroken to find his daughter dead. As the hospital authorities didn’t arrange an ambulance or hearse, he had to carry the body on his shoulders.