Father carries 5-years-old daughter’s dead body on shoulder in Odisha


Odisha, 7 Jan: A similar story of Dana Majhi has grabbed the headlines and that is in the same state yet again, hinting that the Odisha government is unaffected with the consequences people are facing in the state.

On Wednesday a man on Wednesday carried not just the dead body of his daughter but the extreme pain of being unable to even get the van to take the five-year-old’s body.

The disheartened incident held after a man, identified as Gati Dhibar, of Pechamundi village failed to get the hearse van and walked around 15 kilometres carrying his five-year-old daughter, who died at the Palahada Community Health Centre (CHC) in Angul.

The incident is similar to Dana Majhi, a man who carried his dead wife on the shoulder for 13 kilometres. Majhi’s episode had drawn huge flak and hogged the headlines with the state government facing nationwide backlash.

While expressing disappointment over the incident, Anil Kumar Samal, the District Collector of Angul, said an explanation has been sought from the SDMO and assured that appropriate action would be taken.

“Following dead body carrying incident in Palahada, the sub-collector visited the spot and spoke to the family members of the deceased. On the basis of the report, security guard and junior hospital manager has been suspended. We shall ensure nothing undignified happens with any dead body,” Samal added.

 Wefornews Bureau

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