Man carries dead mother on shoulders in Odisha

Cuttack: Barely a year after Dana Majhi incident, another man reportedly carried his dead mother on shoulders after failing to get a Mahaparayana vehicle on time.

As per reports, Khirod Mallick of Paiguan village in Tangi block of Cuttack had admitted his ailing mother to Tangi hospital where she died on Monday night 8 pm.

Khirod called for a dead body carrier but even after waiting for nearly three hours the vehicle did not reach the hospital. He carried his dead mother on shoulders and walked for nearly 1 km before being picked up by the vehicle.

The matter came to light after a video showing the full incident went viral on social media.

Cuttack CDMO Biswakalyan Patnaik said, “The Mahaparayana vehicle is not available in the area and it has to come from Salepur or Cuttack. The vehicle only is meant to carry dead so if people lose patience while waiting for the vehicle, it is out of my hands.”