1. People of this village in Rajasthan are forced to cross river with dead bodies to reach crematorium

People of this village in Rajasthan are forced to cross river with dead bodies to reach crematorium

For last 10 years, they are being forced to cross a river carrying dead bodies to reach Shamshan Ghat.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 2, 2017 4:20 PM
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People living in a village called Rashmi in Rajasthan never want anyone to die in that area. However, the reason is not what you may think. For last 10 years, they are being forced to cross a river carrying dead bodies to reach Shamshan Ghat (crematorium), according to ANI. The village is located in the Chittaurgarh district of Rajasthan. Locals in the area say, “we risk our lives every time when we carry a dead body,” as per ANI.

Asked about whether they have registered any complaint with the authorities, these people said, “they (authorities) were informed about our plight several times but no one is available” for help. With the passing away of anyone in the village minimum 10-15 locals risk their lives and cross the Banas river with the dead body to reach the Shamshan ghat (crematorium), one local said, we are in a very painful situation, he added.

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In another bizarre incident yesterday, a tribal man from Odisha carried his elderly parents on a scale-like wicker basket contraption and walked as much as 40 km on bare foot, seeking justice in an alleged fake case against him. Kartik Singh, who hails from the district of Mayurbhanj in Odisha, claimed that in 2009 the police had put him behind the bars allegedly lodging a fake FIR against him. Singh said he was jailed for 18 days.

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Now, he took his parents to appeal for justice before the judge. He said he can’t leave his parents alone, therefore, he is carrying them. Singh added that he doesn’t have money to board transportation vehicles. Making an emotional appeal, Kartik said, all he wants is to prove himself as ‘not guilty’ in the eyes of his old parents before they pass away.

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