Denied hearse van, kin carry body of man on bike

Malkangiri: In another instance of failure of the Mahaprayana Yojana (Hearse Scheme), a dead body was carried on a motorcycle from Kudumulugumma hospital to Nuaguda village in Malkangiri after the kin of the deceased were denied a hearse van by hospital authorities.

After complaining of chest pain, Bhagban of Nuaguda village was rushed to the Kudumulugumma hospital where he was declared dead by doctors.

When attendants of Bhagban asked for a vehicle to carry the body to Nuaguda, authorities of the hospital refused to provide a hearse van, informed sources.

Without getting any help, the attendants later carried Bhagban’s body on a motorcycle for five kms to the village.