This has emerged a day after the video of a tribal man taking his wife's body home on his shoulder in Odisha went viral on social media.
According to reports, locals in Jabalpur district were forced to go through the pond after they were denied way to cremation ground by sand mafia.
Locals alleged that sand mafia goons have taken over the route and authorities failed to pay attention on their complaints.
A video of tribal man Dana Majhi from Odisha' Kalahandi district carrying his wife's body home on his shoulder after he failed to obtain a mortuary van or an ambulance from the hospital authorities went viral on social media on Thursday.
WATCH: Locals forced to take out last rites procession through a pond after goons block route in MP's Jabalpurhttps://t.co/aGHRswjXwu— ANI (@ANI_news) August 26, 2016
MP: Sand mafia goons have taken over the route and all our complaints to administration fall on deaf ears- Local pic.twitter.com/kD6LfSkpm8— ANI (@ANI_news) August 26, 2016