Man carries son’s body on arms after ambulance’s refusal

Puri: Tension ran high at Chari Chhak under KrushnaPrasad block in the district after an ambulance refused to carry dead body. Irate over the driver’s refusal, locals blocked the road at Chharichak demanding action against the ambulance driver and compensation to victim.

Sources said the ambulance was heading towards Chhatrapur hospital carrying four-year old Rudra Nayak of Tubuka village for treatment. However, the boy died on the way to hospital and his parents requested the driver to go back to village with the body.
The driver allegedly refused to do the same and left them midway at night.

Later, the father of the deceased had to carry the body on arms to reach his village.

The reaction of the driver has not yet been received on the matter.