New Delhi, Feb 17: Another incident of apathy towards the poor has come to the fore, where a woman in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh was forced to donate her son’s body to Jagdalpur Medical College as she had no money to transport his 21-year-old son’s mortal remains back to the village or to perform his last rites.Also Read - Chhattisgarh Board 10th 12th Result 2022 To Release Tomorrow: Check Lists of Websites, Other Details Here
“No one came to help us. We are very poor and will not be able to do anything by taking a dead body. A person at hospital suggested us to donate the body,”deceased’s sister-in-law said. Also Read - Massive Fire Breaks Out At Chhattisgarh’s Nehru Nagar Under Bridge, Fire Tenders Rush to Spot
The in-charge of the medical college mortuary, Mangal Singh also claimed that the family was very poor and had no money to perform last rites. He said,” I asked them to donate the body to the medical college if they want.” Also Read - Gyaneshwari Yadav’s Parents Ecstatic as She Wins Silver at Junior World Weightlifting Championship 2022
The deceased identified as Baaman was reportedly hit by an unidentified vehicle on Monday. He was taken to hospital immediately but the doctors failed to save his life. He passed away on February 15.
As soon the incident came to light, the Congress party hit out at Raman Singh government and termed the incident inhumane.
Reacting over the matter, BJP’s spokersperson Sanjay Srivastava said that if this has actually happened, then it is a serious and sensitive matter. “This whole case should be investigated,” Srivastava added.