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In a shocking incident, a man was forced to carry the dead body of his 10-year-old son on a two-wheeler to his village, some 90 kilometres away from Tirupati.

Updated: April 27, 2022 2:14 PM IST

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Andhra Man Forced to Carry Dead Son on Bike For 90 Kms After Ambulance Demands Rs 20,000
Andhra Man Forced to Carry Dead Son on Bike For 90 Kms After Ambulance Demands Rs 20,000

Tirupati: In a heart-wrenching incident, a grief-stricken man was forced to carry his 10-year-old son’s dead body on a bike, to reach his native village, which was 90 km away. The shocking incident happened at Sri Venkateswara Ramnarayan Ruia Government General (RUIA) hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati on Monday. According to The Times of India, ambulance drivers at the hospital allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 from Narsimhulu to ferry his son home.

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Since he did not have the required money, Narsimhulu–who works as a gardener in a mango orchard–requested his orchard owner to arrange for an ambulance from outside. However, ambulance drivers at the hospital not only chased them away but also manhandled the already aggrieved man. He even pleaded them to show some humanity and reduce the fare, but the private ambulance operators refused the same. With no other option left, the distressed father carried the corpse on his bike.

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Former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu tweeted a video of the incident and wrote, “My heart aches for innocent little Jesava, who died at Tirupati’s RUIA hospital.His father pleaded with authorities to arrange an ambulance which never came. With mortuary vans lying in utter neglect,pvt ambulance providers asked a fortune to take the child home for final rites.”

Watch the video here: (Trigger Warning: Distressing visuals inside)

According to a Hindu report, the tribal boy, Jaswa, was admitted to the hospital for treatment for a liver disorder and died on Monday.  After the video went viral on social media, the district administration has swung into action and ordered an enquiry into the entire incident.

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Published Date: April 27, 2022 2:13 PM IST

Updated Date: April 27, 2022 2:14 PM IST