New Delhi: In yet another incident of cold apathy in the country, a woman in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh was forced to spend the night outside a government hospital with the dead body of her child. Her two-year old daughter died after suffering from high fever.

The grieved mother was allegedly asked to pay Rs 1500 by the ambulance drivers to take her child’s body back home village in Baghpat.

Meanwhile, Meerut district magistrate Jagatraj Tripathi said that an investigation will be ordered into the matter. He assured that whoever found guilty will be punished.

The shocking incident occurred days after a minor boy in Kanpur died in the arms of his father when he was denied admission at Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital.