Poor man from Kalahandi, Odisha carried dead body of his wife on shoulder for 10 kilometers.Kalahandi is one of the poorest districts of India.
Dana Majhi's wife Amang Dei age 42 years, died of tuberculosis at a Government hospital in Kalahandi. He had no vehicle to take home his wife's dead body.
His pleadings for a vehicle were not heeded to by anybody. Therefore he had no other option but to wrap the dead body in a sheet, hoisted it on his shoulder and walk home.
His 12 years daughter accompanied crying all the way.
Incidentally, Odisha had launched a 'Mahaparayana' scheme for transporting dead bodies from the hospital free of charge.
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