Odisha officials harassing man
carried wife’s corpse
Bhubaneswar: A complaint has been filed against the District Collector and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Kalahandi for allegedly harassing the tribal man who walked for 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulders after he was denied a hearse, Odisha TV reported.
“It is unfortunate that instead of helping the tribal man, CDMO of Kalahandi shielded his colleagues and tried to whitewash the evidence by abusing and putting blame on the man that he did not contact anybody for a vehicle to take the body from the hospital to his village,” said the complainant.
A tribal man in Kalahandi carried his wife’s body on his shoulders for nearly 12 km as he had no money for a hearse van and the district hospital authorities allegedly refused to arrange one.