Financial constraint forces woman to keep hubby’s body inside house for 3 days

Balasore: Body of an elderly man was kept inside his house for 3 days after his family members failed to pay for his last rites in Sajanagarh village under Nilgiri tehsil in Balasore district.

According to sources, the man identified as Makara Bindani had died on January 4 but with no money the wife of the deceased was forced to keep the body at home for three days.

Later, some relatives of the deceased buried the body in a nearby forest.

In the past, the villagers had raised objection after Makara had given away his property to his adopted son who is reportedly missing. This was the reason behind none of the villagers coming forward to perform his last rites, sources added.

Meanwhile, the Nilgiri BDO has promised all forms of support to the family of the deceased. “We were not aware of the incident. We will do our best to help the family members of the deceased,” Nilgiri BDO, Ramdas Tudu said.