UP: Dead body of man carried on rickshaw in Banda district

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A dead body of a man was carried on a rickshaw followed by Government Railway Police constable sitting in an e-rickshaw in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district for postmortem after health officials allegedly refused to provide an ambulance, in yet another incident of apathy to the poor. The incident happened on July 8.

The body of Ram Asrey (44) was recovered from a railway track near Atra Railway Station but as no ambulance was available, the relatives had to carry the body on a rickshaw for postmortem. When asked about it, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Santosh Kumar said the family members of Asrey had not given any information for requirement of an ambulance. "After the postmortem, an ambulance was provided for taking the body for cremation", the CMO said.

Earlier in the month of June, a man from Bihar's Purnia district was forced to carry his wife's dead body on a motorcycle to his residence for the last rites.

These incident brought back memories of Dana Majhi, who carried his dead wife on his back last year in Odisha when he was allegedly denied a hearse by a hospital.

In May, a labourer had to carry the body of his 15- year-old son on his shoulders after allegedly being turned away by doctors at a government-run hospital in Etawah.

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