Odisha recently made headlines when a tribal man had to carry his wife’s dead body for over 10 kilometres due to absence if transport. In yet another horrific incident, four daughters were forced to carry the dead body of their mother on a woven cot while using wood dismantled from the roof of their house as her funeral pyre.
As per reports, Kanak Satpathy, a 75-yar-old woman died on Friday night due to prolonged illness. While the daughters pleaded everybody to help them perform the last rites of their mother, little did anyone help the. Consequently, with no wood for the funeral pyre, the daughters dismantled the roof of their house, lay their mother on a woven cot and carried her dead body to cremation ground in the Dokripada village of the district’s Golamunda block on Saturday.
Previously, Dana Majhi on August 24 had said he carried his wife’s body on shoulder and walked 10 km after the hospital authorities refused to provide any assistance to transport the body. However, after the incident that sparked an outrage and pushed him into limelight, Majhi’s three daughters have been promised free education by Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) at its residential school in Bhubaneshwar. He was also given donations of over Rs 15 lakh, including from Baharain’s Priem Minister.