Telangana: Another incident of apathy and denial of basic facilities has emerged from Telangana, where a man was forced to carry the corpse of his wife on a pushcart for around 60 kilometres as he failed to arrange money for an ambulance.
The man, Ramulu and his deceased wife, Kavitha were both suffering from leprosy. The woman died on November 4, near a station in Hyderabad. Ramulu wanted to carry the body of his wife to his native village but due to lack of money could not arrange for an ambulance.
Ramulu, with no other option left, left from Hyderabad with his wife’s body on a pushcart. The man lost his way in the night and after walking for about 60 kms reached Vikarabad on November 5 afternoon.
When the locals in Vikarabad saw the sight of Ramulu crying with his wife’s body lying on a pushcart, they alerted the police. Later, the locals contributed money and arranged for an ambulance to take Ramulu’s wife’s body to his native village.
Ramulu had decided to perform his wife’s last rites in his native village for which he asked the private carriers to shift the body. The carriers asked for Rs. 5000 which Ramulu failed to produce and as a result of which had to carry his wife’s body on a pushcart.
Also, since the couple was suffering from leprosy, there was no support from his relatives due to which he had to perform the last rites of his wife on his own.