New Delhi: A video clipping of a youth transporting his mother’s dead body on a two-wheeler in Tikamgarh district in Madhya Pradesh went viral on Tuesday.
He was carrying her corpse to a postmortem centre. This video caused a wave of shock in the administration and the police department.
According to police officers the woman, Kunwar Bai, a resident of Mastapur village was bitten by a snake on Sunday. She succumbed to the snakebite despite efforts to rush her to a community health centre at Mohangarh.
The local police then reportedly asked Rajesh, the son, to take her body to the postmortem centre at Tikagamgarh district headquarters, about 35km away! But the administration did not provide Rajesh a hearse.
Rajesh reportedly tied his mother’s body on his motorcycle and transported it with help from his cousin. While bringing the woman’s body back to the village, he was provided a hearse by the hospital administration.
District collector Abhijeet Agrawal said he was told by the health department authorities that immediately after the snake bit his mother, Rajesh wanted to take her to a temple in the hope that she would be cured.
He later took her to the district hospital where she couldn’t be saved. Had the youngster tried to contact a 108 ambulance, he would have got a hearse to take his mother to the district hospital, added the collector.
(With agency inputs)