Boudh: In an era of science and technology, age-old irrational concept still prevails in human society where the dignity of a person is not upheld even after death.
Such an incident was reported at Basudevpali village under Manmunda police limits in Boudh district in Odisha where a daughter lent her shoulder to carry her father’s body, who was a leprosy patient.
The daughter along with her brother and husband carried her father’s body to the crematorium for funeral after the villagers refused to cooperate for last rites.
According to reports, Jaynarayan Sahoo, a retired bank official, was affected by leprosy since a long time. He died this morning. As he was a leprosy patient, the neighbours and villagers did not came forward to take the body to the crematorium. His daughter Manjurani (35) finally decided to carry his body for the funeral.
Along with her husband and brother, she carried her father’s body to crematorium for last rites.